(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Zion's landmark [serial]."

PERKINS LIBRARY 

Duk University 




Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2014 



https://archive.org/details/zionslandmarkse4919unse_0 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



POETRY. 

1. 

In the dark night, when Egypt lay 
asleep. 

Forth went the angel, God's com- 
mand to keep. 

Slay all the first born, even from the 
throne 

Down through the realms to the jjum- 
blest home. 

2 

Sv/ift was his work, and on the mid- 
night air, 

OJ "What a cry of anguish and despair 

Rose from the hearts of those m 
every home. 

God's word was sure; the last great 
plague had come. 
3. ' 

But in the homes of Israel, what a 
sight ! 

Darkness without, in every dwelling 
light. 

Clad for a journey: Shoes upon their 
feet. 

With Staff in hand, a solemn feast 
they eat. 

4. 

Their Father, God, had heard their 

cries at last. 
His time had come; their bondage 

■tinw was past. 
-So in that night Avhile Ep:ypt moiTrr^d 

her dead 

They ate the Lamb, with bitter herbs 
{ipd ]>TefL^. 



5. 

Uut why this blood we see on every 
door ? 

Why does the Augei, seeing pass us 
o'erV 

Israel's first born in Egypt's danger 
shared ; 

And only through tl^at blood could 
they be spared. 
6 

Centuries passed; and still by God's 

commaud, 
Each year they slew and ate the 

Paschal Lamb 
Not that it's blood could for their 

sins atone 
But as a "type of one that yet should 

come. 

7. 

Our Blessed Lord with those whom 

He loved best 
On that last night, sat down to Keep 

the feast 

With great desire. He told his chosen 
few, 

Have I desired to eat this feast with 
you. 

8 

My heart is grieved; I betrayed shall 
. be 

By one of you, ray chosen company. 
"Lord, is it 11" each asked in trembl- 
ing tone 

"Nay, Lord, we'll die with thee," 
cried every one. 
9 

But in great sorrow still our Lord dic^ 



218982 



2 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



say 

"One shall deny; another shall be- 
tray. ' ' 

All be offended and llee unto his own 
But for my Father, I should be alone. 
10. 

After the feast He took the cup and 
said: 

"Drink ye of it, for you my bl^od was 
shed." 

"I drink no more, until 1 drink with 

you, 

In that glad day when we shall drink 
it new." 

11. 

Some glorious morn the angelic host 
shall sing, 

Some glorious morn the bells of Hea- 
ven ring 

The church of Christ has passed her 

trial stage, 
Eternal Bliss is here from age to age. 
12. 

Before His Father's throne with love 
and pride 

Christ shall present His perfect, spot- 
less Bride, 

The feast begins; the marriage hour 
has come, 

Christ and His faithful are forever 
one. 

(Selected) 

•S. M. SAULS, 

Eureka, N. C. 



ORIGINAL SIN 

Did our first parents sin? If so, 
how? T will venture the assertion, 
that a large percent of the people will 
say that it was in eating the unfor- 
bidden fruit, which is not true. They 
sinned in eating the forbidden fruit, 
(ren. 1 :29, we find that (Tod gave man 
every herb bearing seed, which is up- 
on the face of all the earth, and everv 
tree, in the which is the fruit of a 
tree yielding seed ; these were all 
freel7 giveii of God to man for meat 



and, therefore, it can not be said that 
he sinned in partaking thereof. And, 
Gen. 2:16, we find that the Lord God 
commanded the man, saying, of every 
tree of the garden thou mayest freely 
eat: and the 17, verse He says: but^ 
of the tree of knowledge of good and 
evil, thou shalt not eat of it, with 
this injunction: "For in the day that 
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely 
die." Does this look like the Lord 
God permitted this thing? Surely 
not. For, if He had permitted him to 
partake of this tree, as He did tl' 
other trees of the garden, there could 
not have been any more sin in par 
taking of the other trees of the gar- 
den. 

I have heard men trying to set up, 
as truth, that God did permit the man 
to sin, which is an inconsistant pro- 
position, and try to justify their 
claim by saying: "God is a Sovereign 
and could have prevened it." God is 
a Sovereign and can do all things and 
does all His pleasure in heaven and in 
the earth. Ts that any argument? 
Was He not a Sovereign and could 
have prayed to His Father for more 
than twelve legions of angels? He did 
not cast Himself down at the bidding 
of satan. Neither did He fly awav 
from His sufferings, but chose to suf- 
fer the risrhteous indignation of the 
Father's Holy law, paying the debt in 
full, thus making the people free, as 
the phopbet Tsaiah declared He would. 
Did Moses choose rather to suffer the 
afflictions of the children, than to en- 
joy the pleasure of sin for a season? 
"We find it written. Do we believe 
what holy men of old M^rote when 
moved by the holy Ghost? Or do 
rely on our own opinions, as we hav" 
them in nature? Our natural minds 
p-^*^ enmitv against God and. therp- 
fnre. we follow the bent of our own 
natural minds until we have tasted 



ZION'S LANDMAElt 



3 



that God is good, then we desire the 
truth. This is my experience, at 
least. 

Mow, brethren, let us get dov\u . 
the truth, as we have it in tlie book 
and, also, in our experience and rea- 
son together. God is not the autnur 
of confusion and His kingdom, is u.. 
divided, as the above mentioned tib 
ury would indicate. 

Did Christ sutler and die for the 
sins of His people, as it is recorded in 
the Bible and as it has been preache(( 
by His apostles and their tollowei 
for more than nineteen hundred years? 
Then why should it be thought a thing 
incredible that Jesus should have chos- 
en to suffer for His people and with 
them '! Did He not say, in the heart of 
His servant, "Here am 1, send meT 
So we tind that He not only suffered 
man to sin but chose to suffer with 
His people for their sins, thus savinij 
them from their sins, redeeming them 
from under the curse of the law and 
conforming them to Himself a pecul- 
iar people zealous of good works. 

Now, my beloved brethren : what 
the actual offence of the one man 
Adam, so beautifully written of to 
the church at Rome by the ai)ostlc 
Paul, consisted in. or what the eating 
of . the fruit by Adam meant, does not 
so much concern iis, ;is ji docs tliat it 
was in direct dis<»l)i di. iicr tu the com 
mandment of God, niid 1h;it if was com 
pletely fulfilled in Christ for us. His 
people. How any man v.-ho has read 
the book and has been blessed with 
an experience of grace, can say that 
God permitted this, is beyond any con- 
ception that I can have, either Spirit- 
ual, or natural. 

If we take the trouble to read we 
find that in the beginning God created 
the heaven and the earth, and the 
earth was without form and void ; and 
darkness was upon the face of the 



deep, and, so far as we are able to 
dive into the deep mysteries of God- 
liness, we find that darkness impent- 
trable yet by the finite mind. But, 
when the Spirit of God moves upon 
the face of the waters and says let 
there be light, there is light. For, He 
speaks and it is done, commands and 
it stands fast. Is not the light divided 
from the darkness? And are we not 
in the darkness, except when He 
shines in our hearts, giving us the 
light of the knowledge of the glory of 
God in the face of Jesus Christ? And, 
is there not a cause for the darkn.-ss 
and blindness, sorrow and sighing, on 
our part, when we consider the ex- 
ceeding sinfulness of our sins, thai 
are sins of ours, committed by, not 
alone our fedeial head, but ourselves, 
also, for al! have sinned. 

I am, perhaps, as well aware as any 
of you that Isa. 45:7, says: "1 form 
the light, and create darktiiss: 1 
make peace and create evil" and etc. 
Surely He created every possibility. 
He created th'; possibility for man to 
sin or he nrver could have done it. 
^!an can no*^ create anything. God 
creating a possibility for man to sin 
does not iin]>ly tliat He m vde sin ; for, 
as the create 1 larlh was wit'.io-.il f'a'in 
and void, so was the created po.>si- 
bility for man to sin withouT; ^orm and 
void being of the earth, until sin iirid 
actually been committed. Sin i:; ihe 
voluntary act of the creature and our 
mother Eve had no permission but by 
the serpant, who lied to her and thn^ 
deceived her. Read Gen. 3:1-7, Sec- 
ond Sam'l 16:10-11. David, in his 
great humiliation said: "The Lord 
liath said unto him curse David." 
Read this entire chapter and see how 
Shimei cursed David and draw your 
own conclusion as to whether it was 
the bidding of the Lord, or the wick- 
edness of Shimei 's own heart that 



S18982 



4 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



prompted him. David, as any of ub 
would be, was ready to say and di(. 
say, in substance, it my own sou seek 
to erusli me, whom i have reared and 
loved as my-.seii, \uiat more may ^v 
exjKL't 01 uiis .Ji'iijaiuiLe, or our pro- 
leased eiK'iuies. uavid was greatly 
hi.miiiated and ttas ready, as at other 
times and as Job was in his great af- 
tiietion and as any of us are under 
like circumstances, to speak unadvi, 
edly with his lips and we should a 
ways- be ready, as they were, to con- 
fess our faults one to another, praying- 
one tor aiiolher. 

O Lord, if i am strong, it is in thy 
siuiigili and 1 beseech Thee to help 
me to bear witli the weaker. If I am 
A\"caker than others, it is in my un- 
faithfulness and I pray Thee to enable 
them to bear with me ; and, forbid 
that I should charge my failings and 
shortcomings to Thee in any sense, 
saying that Thou didst direct my hand 
in wickedness, but help me to be more 
faithful. I am glad the book tells 
us that it was according to the deter- 
minate council and foreknowledge of 
God that our Savious sutfered, and re- 
member it further says, you by vvick- 
ed hands have crucilied and slain. And 
remember, that it is since man sinned 
that God cursed tlie ground for man's 
sake, and later still, it was said, the 
heart is deceitful above all things and 
desperately wicked. And, this being 
true, where the need that God should 
lead us into wickedness, seeing we are 
aireadj^ in it and have been from the 
time we sold ours:e!v?\'< under sin in 
obeying the serpen! ra'her than God 
We do iiothing l)u1 siii and wicked- 
ness, only as we are ri'strained or con- 
strained by the love of Christ. God 
says: The wrath of man should praise 
TTim, and the remainder of vrrat^"'_ He 
Avill r^'strf'in. So, it seems to me that 
in the rosi raining 'srnc ' is explained 



to some extent, how Jesus saves Hi„ 
people from their sins, redeeming lo 
liimself a peculiar people zealous of 
good works. 

We are, in nature, vile, polluted, 
dead in trespasses and sin and are not 
capable of doing anything that is good 
only by the gracious love of God. I 
have never found yet where National 
Israel ever produced the bill of her 
mother's divorcement, and I do not 
think that any of you have, or can 
until that document is produced, we 
will never be able to justify our false 
wayg and wickedness before God. 

God does restrain the wrath of men 
in their wickedness. Was there ever 
a day spent by our Saviour on earth 
that wicked men would not have slain 
Him? They were not only ready aj 
vdlling, but were anxious to kill Him 
The restraining grace of God kept 
Him. Why has not Europe, and ali 
the world been- in war all the time, a 
those Nations are now? Wicked men 
will slay each other when not restrain 
ed, thus fulfilling God's eternal pur- 
pose ignorantly thinking that they are 
doing something mighty. The love of 
Christ constrains His people to want 
to serve Him. As men, we are in no 
v/ise better than others, 

"Why do the heathen rage, and the 
people imagine a vain thing? Ps. 2:1. 
And, He maketh His sun to rise on the 
evil and on the good, and sendeth the 
rain on the just and on the unjust. 
Matt. 5 :45. All men see natural 
things about alike and all enjoy the 
rain and sun-shine in their season'^ 
But, none but Spiritual minded peo- 
ple know anything of God's divin 
revelations to His people and, there- 
fore, the unbelieving world says there 
is no divine revelations to His people, 
and that the days of revelations and 
miracles are passed. But. we who 
have had the fact revealed to us, per- 



ZION'S LAM)MAJIK 



5 



sonally, know better and we talk dif- 
iereuiiy. Did not our Saviour tell 
ills lollowers that tlie Comforter 
would come, and that He would take 
tne things of Himjieii and snow unto 
them,'/ IS that not a revelation anu 
a miracle '1 Who can do these thing . 
but God.' Ihose who journeyed \vith. 
Jr'aul knew that something iiappened 
to him, but they heard not the voice 
of iiim that spake to Paul. The heat 
that softens the wax, hardens ihe clay, 
hence the star that caused the shep- 
ards to rejoice and the song to be suii, 
— peace and good will to man — caused 
Herod to have the children slain, 'i . 
Lord seeing proper to give Abel, in a 
shadowy form, the earnestness of the 
good things had in store for His peo- 
ple, was not just provocation for Caiu 
to kill his brother. But, the heathen 
will rage when God shows His special 
favors to His special people. Was it 
just provocation to Jacob's other sons 
to vent their wicked spleen on their 
.younger brother because God, ia His 
wisdom saw ht to burden him witii 
good things for the entire family? In 
(our wild nature, filled with wicked 
lusts, as is always the case, we get 
mad and want to kill everything in 
sight because the special favors are 
not bestowed on us, when not re 
strained. 1 am glad that man can not 
have his way and that God can make 
the wrath of man to praise Him, in 
bringing good out of evil. Did not 
the flood that drowned the wicked 
world, bear up the ark and its spec- 
ially favored few within and land 
them safely on the mountain of de- 
lightful deliverance? "The like fig- 
ure whereunto even baptism doth also 
now save us," Peter says. And Ps. 4:3, 
"But know that the Lord hath set 
apart him that is Godly for Himself." 
And, Ps. 5;4, "For Thou are not ■ 
God that hath pleasure in wicked- 



ness: neither shall evil dwell with 
Thee. 

Does the fact that "The heart i 
deceitful above all things and desper- 
ately wicked," express, or imply that 
God made him thus in the beginning"/ 
He says, all He made was good a. 
that man fell by transgression ; ■ 
that sin is the transgression of the 
law and that sin, when finished bring- 
eth death. Now, where there is no 
law there is no transgression, hence, 
was a law against eating the certain 
fruit, and that it was not done by 
God's permission, neither by His pre- 
destination, for it is not reasonable 
that He would have given man a 1 
forbidding him doing His predestined 
wiU. 

Brethren, is it possible for us. 
Christians, to say, or as reasonable 
men to think, that the God of heaven, 
with all wisdom, power and might, 
predestined that Adam should do, or 
permitted him to do a thing that 
would crush the human family into 
sin, death and hell, knowing, as He 
did, that the deed would send the S 
of heaven down into the lowest hell, 
with the weeds wrapped about His 
head and the waves and billows of His 
righteous wrath rolling over Him and 
He helpless, at the bottom of the 
mountain? He suffered these things, 
but, Adam had no permission of God 
to do this thing, but God did send 
His Son to come down and pay the 
penalty and set the lav/ful captive 
free. 

Brethren, I am writing, not for con 
troversy, but with the purest love that 
I can command, hoping that we ji 
all think soberly and righteously o- 
these things. I have no control ovr 
any man's faith, neither do I desire 
to have ; but, I want to believe tht; 
truth myself, if I do not. 

I thought to stop here, but I can't. 



6 



DION'S landmark: 



There are tliiBgs that we cau do aud 
there are thiugs that we cau not do. 
■"Uau iiie JiiLliiopiaii ciiauge uis siim, 
or tne leopard liis spots / ilie apo,stie 
says substantially, that if the piaster 
IS to be ettective, the wound must cer- 
lainly be inflicted. Or, in other words, 
it had to be made sure that man would 
sin, or there would be left a possi- 
bility of failure on the part of the 
Saviour, hence, God must, in some of 
His deci'ees, force man to sin, in lead- 
ing him into it, or putting it in his 
mind, or in some other way, any of 
which ways would make .Him the au 
thor of confusion. As 1 have said 
above, He made it possible for man t(; 
sin and that was enough to make it 
sure, and it has been abundantly di. 
monstrated; not in the garden oid. 
but in my experience and yours. 

Is there anything more sure than 
that man will sin? God knew before 
He made man that he would sin, and 
we know in our experience that he- 
did, does and will sin. Is there any 
thing more certain, than that man 
will sin if suffered? With God's per- 
mission to act, the're can be no sin 
in acting. 1 am glad that man's opin- 
io)! does not change God's everh sting 
decrees. They are all righteous and 
ever to be praised and adored by Ilis 
people. What I have said here or 
elsewhere, may not be true and, I 
know that it it. not true simply becau'-o 
1 believe it, which I do, and I desii'e 
the truth, if this is not true. 

Now, my brethren, what I have 
written above, I hope and believe, 
(belief is a requisite of hope, for none 
coiild have a well-grounded hope 
without faith to believe in that we 
hope for) is to the pra'33 oJid glory 
of the eternal God, for His gracious 
gift to us, His people, in bringing 
up from that awful pit of darkness, 
sin and death, in which we have plung 



td ourselves, and set our feet on the 
ixocK. and put a new song in our 
mouths, even praises to the giory oi 
Ills grace. 1' or man i feel to say, to 
our .buame aud contusion, that ne is 
as sure lo sin, living in tins world, as 
smoke is to ascend upward, or, as au 
apple, severed from its motuer tWi 
is to drop to the earth. 

i have not yet explained this mi;^ 
tery, neither can I and neither can 
you. My energy is exhausted and ^ 
leei to subuut it all to the Lorti 
' ' VV Inch doeth great things unsearcli 
able;" Job 5:9, ancj. David declares 
)liis greatness unsearchable. And, 
■iraul ueciares "His judgments unsear- 
chable and that the riches of Christ 
are unsearchable. Is it not enough .' 
Why are we not content when tic 
saith to His people, "Thy God reigu- 
eth." 

Submitted in love and much fear 
and trembling. 

Kmston, N. C. J. DALE. 



Editor P. D. Gold, 
Dear Brother: 

I feel like I want to tell you and the 
readers of the Landmark of a good 
meeting we had. The Staunton River 
union meeting met in Danville, Fri- 
day before the Fifth Sunday in Octo- 
ber and continued three days and at 
night w^e had a union indeed it was 
largely attended and had good order. 
I think there were sixteen preachers 
present, it would take too much space 
to mention names but I hope they will 
all visit us again in the near future. 
I never heard better preaching and 
never enjoyed a meeting any better. 
I think I can speak for all and say 
they enjoyed it. At the close of the 
m;eeting the doors were opened for 
members and five came forward and 
told a part of their experience and 
Avere received and one restored. Bro- 



ZION'S LANDMAKK 



7 



thee Gold I feel like my i)rMj'ers wet'e 
answered. 1 was asking the Lord for 
several days before the meeting if it 
could be his will to give us pretty wea- 
ther and a good meeting so we had 
both. The most of my life I am 
down in tlie valley but I was on the 
mountain lop during the meeting. I 
felt like I was having a shower of 
blessings. For fear I worry you T 
will stop, hope yoa and all who read 
this will pray for me. Pray tliat 1 
may live nearer my Ciod. 1 feel today 
that he is my (!od. tomorrow I may 
feel like he nevei- knew me. 

Hope you and sistt r Gold are well. 
Mrs. Rhoda Shields, 
Danville, Va., R. F. D. No 2. 



Places of Amusement 

Dear Brethren : 

I have thought it strange that fol- 
lowers of the humble meek and lowly 
Lamb of God think it right or pru- 
dent to visit places of amusement, as 
the world have for their pleasure, 
such as: thfatre, ])lay houses, ball 
games or attempt to jiustify others in 
such a course, and fur a f^hurch to al- 
low or even wiidi at such a thing in 
any of her juombers ^'s next thing to 
the destruction of the church of Christ 
Can attending plays and other like 
places of the Avorld be profitable to 
our souls? There is so much that 
tends to eradicate all serious impres- 
sions to corrupt the mind and pro- 
mote dissolute manners, and there is 
little if anything at all. tlint tends 
*^o usefulness that tlierr is not the 
least probabilitv t'^at ^yo -will be reaT 
famers bv attending such places. 
Would onr. attend such ?i place to 
loarn to hate or iret rid of sin. to love 
holiness, to be the child of God or 
seek the kingdom of God and His 
righteousness. T appeal to all those 
who have attended such places -what 



led you to do so? My dear brother or 
sister, was it a desire to be bene- 
titted religiously? i know it was not. 
Bui it Was the lust of the things of 
the world that led you there. Have 
we a right to spend tnue, precious time 
in attending such places of frivolity? 
As David said my time is in thy 
hands, and if we are at such places do 
we expect to tind Jesus there? I be- 
lieve not. The apostle had such a view 
of it when he wrote. Work while it is 
day, for behold tlie night cometh 
when no man can work. You may 
sport with time now in bloom of 
health, but the awful hour is swiftly 
coming when you will see and feel 
tlu' value of it. Will it be any pleas 
ure or comfort when death approach 
es to look back and see how many 
important duties have been neglected 
while you have been gratifying a 
low disposition among vain and Irre- 
ligious persons at a party, dance or 
ball game? Will such reflections soft- 
en dying pillows, smooth an aching 
conscience or heli) you to say with the 
apostle, "I have fought a good fight, 
I have ke])t the faith, henceforth there 
is laid u]) for me a crowm of rignceous- 
ness which the Lord the righteous 
judge shall give me at that day." 

Such places of amusements unfit us 
for religious duties, and lead us to the 
neglect of them. If they only tend to 
relax the mind and lanbend the 
thoughts for the present that we 
might be the more fit for religious du- 
ties, and go to them with greater rel- 
ish and eagerness, as some aTgne, 
there would be some show of reason 
for the pursuit of them, but do they 
answer this purpose? T leave this to 
those who may have tried them to an- 
swpr. Ts it an easv journey from 
bnll to the house of worship? Can 
yoia wi+b so much composure of mind 
read the word of God, or enter your 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



<51oset for prayer, or attend divine ser- 
vices? (Jan you expect the presence 
df the Holy Spirit with you m your 
religious devolions after you have been 
wasuny so much time in these empty 
pleasures'/ Are not yotir mnids iilied 
with what you saw and heard at the 
{i'kmc / Do not pleasure scenes which 
stiltck your fancy ioiiow you to 
church and haunt you while on your 
kiiees in prayer and spoil all your re- 
ligious enjoyments? We arc com- 
manded to shun not only evil itseir, 
but the very appearance of it. >■ 

How often we hear of fighting, 
quarreling, etc., at such places. The 
very worst characters often attend 
such places Snd when they do bad re- 
sults are certain to follow. If we 
w'ould honor the church and the cause 
of Christ, vv-e should avoid ali such 
places of amusements for the wicked 
\vho love and delight in such thing; 
will make sport and belittle our pro- 
fession and otir churcb, and grow hard 
ened in their hearts against religion 
and the blessed truths we so mue'a 
love. For the time past of ottr liio 
may suffice us to have wroug'at the 
will of the Gentiles when we walked 
in lasciviousness, htst, excess of wii^f^, 
reveling, banquetings and abomnab e 
idolaties wherein they think it 
str'ange that you run not, with them to 
the same excess of riot speaking evil 
of you. How much better for the 
cause of Christ that the wickc d speak 
evil of lis for well doing and opposing 
such things than to have them, caress 
'?tii3 praise us for following thc5r per- 
aiicious -ways. 

May God help us to walk humbly in 
the footsteps of the meek nnd lowly 
5>avioTir for he is meek and low'v m 
heart and we must be so too, 'f we 
enjoy his smiles. 

May the God of all heaven bh -'; mi 
Jiii^ people. H. S. Watson. 



COMMUNICATION. 

"The Lord hath appeared to me of 
old, saying: 'I have loved thee, with 
an everlasting love ; therefore, with 
loving kindness have 1 drawn thee.' " 
Jer. 31:3. 

With the same love that God loved 
Jeremiah, He has loved all of His 
chosen people, from Abel to the pres- 
ent, and will to the end. "Having 
loved his own he loved them to the 
end." It was not when they became 
righteous that He loved themi, but He 
loved them when as yet there were 
none of them. Later on when dead in 
sin he still loved them. God, who is 
rich in mercy, for His great love 
wherewith He loved us, even when we 
were dead in sin, hath quickened us 
together, or made us alive in Christ — 
Eph. 2:4. The love of Christ con- 
straineth His people to good works, 
that is the live ones. Let it be re- 
membered that life breeds action, in 
spiritual as well as natural things. 
The Saviour compared the life of a 
child of God to a fruit tree. He said 
first make the tree good, and then it 
will bear good fruit; that a corrupt 
tree could not bring or bear good 
fruit. The love of God also restrains 
His people from doing evil. Let love 
be without dissimulation, abhor that 
which is evil, cleave to that which is 
good— Rom. 12: 9. The Lord is 
long-suffering with His children. Wit- 
ness or evidence of which we find re- 
corded in the case of the seven chur- 
ches in Asia — Rev. — . We are wit- 
nessing something of the same nature 
at the present time, in removing the 
landmarks of the fathers in Israel. 
Israel shall b'^ saved in the Lord with 
an everlastinri salvation world wit'totit 
end. Some of them doubtless -with 
fire, as our God is said in holy writ to 
be a consuming fire. He will fon- 



ZION'S LANDMAKK 



9 



sume the chaff, but the wheat will be 
gathered and housed in the garner. 

" It is a fearful thing to fall into the 
hands of the living God." John says 
God is love, and that He so loved the 
world that He gave His only begotten 
Son that the world through Him 
might be saved." Evidently He 
meant the world of the righteous. That 
there is more than one world spoken 
of in the Scriptures there is not the 
shadow of a doubt. In the Book of 
Revelation we find it on record that 
the world followed the dragon, mean- 
ing the wicked world. Sin has its 
bounds. Witness the case of Job. John 
the beloved disciple of Christ dwelt at 
length on the subject of love. He 
says love God because He first loved 
us, that is the only reason why any 
one ever loved God, and his love must 
first be made known to them, and the 
first step toward making it known is 
for divine light to shine in their 
hearts. "Ye were sometime darkness, 
but now are you light in the Lord." 
Again, "He that commanded the light 
to shine out of darkness hath shined 
in your hearts, giving a knowledge of 
the glory of God in the face of Jesus 
Christ — 2nd Cor. 4-6. By reason of 
the shining of this light, in the sin- 
ner's heart he sees the condition he 
is in, and has been in to-wit: dead in 
trespasses and sin. This is the pro- 
cess of making alive to Christ. Prior 
to this they were dead in sin, after- 
ward made dead to sin. The ques- 
tion is asked by the apostle, how can 
they that are dead to sin live any 
longer therein, that is in the love and 
practice thereof. Solomon says there 
is no man that liveth and sinneth not. 
John says if we say we have no sin we 
are liars, and the truth is not in us. 
The same writer says he that is born 
of God sinneth not, because his seed re 
piaineth in him and he cannot sin be- 



cause he is born of God, the seed here 
spoken of is the Holy Spirit, that 
reigns in the heart of the heaven born 
soul and is as pure as God Himself, 
but we have not the power over the. 
Spirit to retain the Spirit so says 
the good book. By the shining of di- 
vine light in the mind (which is the 
soul) the sinner is enabled to serve 
God with reverence and godly fear, 
that fear of faith that works by love . 
and purifies the heart. Paul says with 
my mind I serve the law of' God,' with 
my flesh the law of sin. Paul says as 
many of us as were baptised into Je-_ 
sus Christ, were baptised into His 
death that like as Christ was raised 
up from the dead by the glory of the 
Father, even so we also, should walk 
in newness of life, Rom. 6 : 3 :4. As 
many as the Lord loves he rebukes. 
Rev. 19. In Paul's letter to the Heb. 
he says whom the Lord loveth he chas- 
eneth and scourgeth every Son whom 
he receiveth and if you be without 
chastisement whereof all, that is all of 
his people, are partakers then are you 
bastards and not sons. All scripture is 
eriven by inspiration of God and is pro- 
fitable, and one of the things it is pro- 
fitable for is instruction in righteous- 
ness. One thing that is very impor- 
tant to notice is tha tthe Soripnres are 
addressed to the chosen of God. The 
apostle Peter tell his brethren they are 
a chosen generation a roval priest- 
hood, a peculiar people, and that they 
are kept by the power of God unto 
salvation ready to be reve^iled at the 
last time. He also tells them to see 
that thev love each other with an un- 
feio-nod love, beinsr bom a fain not bv 
cnrmptable seerl but bv the word of 
God that liveth and abideth forever. 
The same writer Bars all flesh is as 
grass, the grass •withereth and the 
flower thereof fnde+h away, but the 
word of the Lord abideth forev«r, and 



1?0 



ZION'S LANDMAUK 



this is the word which by the gospel 
is ^reach^d unto you. John in the first 
chapter 6f his gospel speaks of the 
B&m^ word, in the beginning was the 
Word and the word was with God and 
the word was God. He came unto his 
own and His own (at large) received 
Him not, but as many as received Him 
gave He the power to become the sons 
of God, who were not born of the will 
of the flesh or the will of man but of 
God. The same writer says he that be- 
lieTcth that Jesus Christ is the Son of 
God is born of God. Philip told the 
Ethiopian eunach that if he believed 
might be baptised. He said, "I be- 
lieve that Jesus Christ is the Son of 
Gk)d." Philip on that evidence bap- 
tifSed him. They both went down into 
the water and they both came up out 
of the water. There are three things 
necessary to constitute a gospel bap- 
tism. First, a proper subject (one who 
has b«efl born of the Spirit). Second, 
the proper or Correct mode. Third, 
A proper administrator. In the ab- 
sence of either of the three it would 
be a complete miss. The Saviour 
said to His disciples if you love me 
yotl will keep my commandments (and 
they afe not grievous). He said let 
the dead bury their dead; come and 
follow me. When the Saviour de- 
manded baptism at the hands of John 
he forbade Him at first, saying "I have 
n&ed to be baptised of thee, and com- 
est Oitn to me." Jesus said "suffer 
it to be ^0 now for thus it becometh 
ns to fulfill all righteousness." Then 
he suffered him. The sanction from 
heaven of the act was there and then 
rellizcd iii that the Spirit of God de- 
scending in the form of a dove, with a 
voice attending it saying, "this is my 
beloved son, hear Him." One of His 
commandments is "come unto me ye 
weary and heavily laden, and I will 
^▼e you rest, my ydfee is easy, my 



burden is light, take it on you and 
thereby find rest to your souls." For 
a child of God to be baptised is an act 
of righteousness, for the Saviour said 
so in His own case and told them to 
follow. The Saviour likens the king- 
dom of heaven to treasure hid in a 
field, the man that bought it and 
had previously found it sold all he had 
for that purpose, the field is the world, 
the treasure is the church ; Christ is 
the man. Paul says "you are not your 
own, you are bought with a price, 
therefore glorify God with your body 
and your spirit which are God's. Love 
is the foundation stone on which the 
Christian's hope is based. It has its 
beginning with the new or spiritual 
birth, has no end, but reaches its final 
consummation in the haven of eternal 
rest. John in the XII chapter of his 
gospel says "to know God is eternal 
life." Those who know God are in 
the Kingdom of light. Christ is their 
king. Those who have not known 
God in the pardon of their sins are in 
the kingdom of darkness. Satan or the 
devil is their king. They serve him. 
No one can serve two masters at the 
same time. Those in the love and prac 
tice of sin are the servants of sin. 
Those who know God are the servants 
of God. The poet felt something of 
the sweetness of God's love Avhen he 
penned the following lines : 
Love divine how sect the sound, let 
the theme on earth abound. 

Respectfully submitted to the lovers 
of the truth, 

James Simmons. 

Boyle, Miss. 



"Be not carried about with divers 
and strange doctrine, for it is a good 
thing that the heart be established 
with grace, not with meats which have 
not profited them that have been occu- 
pied therein." — Heb 13-9. 



ZION^S LANDMARK 



11 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. G. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. XLIX. I^jL'MliEK 1. 



Entered at the pcstofifice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, NOV. 15, 1915. 



VOLUME 49. 

This issue opeils another volume of 
Ziou s LaudmarJi. 

M-duy thiuys liave beeu iu the way. 

Under much hindrance the volume 
now closing has been published. 

If the Lord gives an open door we 
shall continue the Landmark, asking 
our readers to favor us as well as 
they can in all ways open unto them. 
I am dependent on the Lord f^r it's 
continuance, and to make it a blessing 
to us in the advocacy of truth. 

P. D. G. 



(Continued from Last Issue' 
ed before God and the Father is this, 
To visit the fatherless and widows 
in their affliction, and to keep him- 
self unspotted from the world. 

The fath>^r]ess and widows are 
needy and desolate. Visit them in 
their affliction. Do not go and say, 
If you had Jived right you would not 
be so destitute as you are, or so trou 
bled. Do not tell them to do as you, 
work and take care, and then you will 
not be needy. Do not give them a 



lecture on prayer, or what they should 
do, and then they will have SQiue- 
thing. Bat give ye to them what 
they need, if you can. 

Visit them in their affliction. You 
must come down where they are. Be 
in affliction yourself. 

Also keep yourself unspotted from 
the world. Keep thyself pure. Let 
your conduct be upright. This is 
pure religion and undefiled before 
God and the Father. For the prin- 
ciple causiag you to live this way is 
heavenly, and causes all those posses- 
sing it to serve God in truth. Love 
is the life of true religion. He that 
loveth is born of God, for God is love. 
His people are an afflicted and a poor 
people. God hath chosen the poor of 
this world, rich in faith, heirs of the 
kingdom which he hath prepared for 
them that love him. Now, if we do 
not love oUi' brother whom we have 
seen, how can we love God whom we 
have not seen? 

P. D. G. 



Dear lirother Gold' — Will you 
please give your view ©f the passage 
of scripture which reads, "And ex- 
cept those days should be shortened, 
there should no flesh be saved: but 
for the elect's sake those days shall 
be shortened." Matt., 24:22. 

I would be glad, if you ean see the 
way clear, for you to come to Benson 
and preach. I have not heard a ser- 
mon in three years July next. I am 
in my 88th year of age, was 87 the 
25th day of last January. Am very 
feeble — not uhle to get about much, 
and can't go to preaching. I live a 
very desolate life here. There are 
but few Primitive Baptists here, and 
I do not me^t them often. I am fil- 
led with doabts at times, so much so 
that I have no hope, yet would not 
exchange it .^or the world. Then at 



12 



ZION'g LANDMAE^ 



otijier tlifiep I feel to have a brighter 
hope. , , i olteu tliink of liie nouis i 
enjoyed -.at Jjuuxl wiili you aua ouier 
br^Uijeu Avno came tiiei'e to see iiie. 
You or brother VV ooaara or brother 
Lester, can g've me your views ou the 
above passage. i named the other 
two, .but 1 want your view too. 

Yours as ever, 
Cynthia iStewart. 
BensDn,.I^I. C, March 26, 1901, 

Our dear aged sister IStewart has 
been blind naturally for a good miany 
yearsj yet her eye of faith is clear 
and that inward vision is excelent. 
She is one of the solid, old-fashioned 
Baptists, a mother in Israel. How 
ought such to be prized! 

I publish this among other reasons 
that our brethren near Benson may 
know where she is, and visit her. 
Much regard should be shown to the 
aged memb'^rs Old people naturally 
feel feeble, and suffer much from de- 
cay, and no doubt imagine they are a 
burden and in the way, and that peo- 
ple are tired of them. If the young- 
er, abler ones will show them, special 
kindness, it will cheer their lonely, 
sad hours; 

"When ,one iirst 'ree;);;ives a hope in 
the Lord, he perhaps thinks, "as I 
grow older 1 will learn more of the 
workings^ of grace, and the way of 
providence, and ha^y^ a clearer knowl- 
edge of the Bible, and learn how to 
resist the devil, and my last days will 
be my best d^^-sj for the path of the 
just shinetli more , and more unto the 
perfect da/.'''' Perhaps he has in his 
mind some Baptist that has not acted 
discreetly, ^as not ke])t ■ his l)ody un- 
der, and has brought tipon liimself 
dreadful trouble, and thi)iks now I 
hope to be ilioVc jirudent and watch- 
ful, that I liuiy escape these fearful 
things. 

. But this oiu' fiftcr yyars grows old, 



and if such an one has not acted lewd- 
ly, and wrought folly, yet sorrow has 
come mto his soul. He feels like a 
withered branch — dried up — the fanz- 
ine is in his land. He remembers so 
many of his follies, sees that he has 
not lived at ell as he should, so that 
his life appears to him as a failure, 
and wearisome months or years are 
appointed luito him. But those days 
will have an end. Weeping may en- 
dure for a night, but joy cometh in 
the morning. The Lord loves his 
elect people, and for their sake he 
will shorten these days of evil. 

In the literal case that sister Stew- 
art refers to, the destruction of Jeru- 
salem was foretold by the Saviour, 
This occurred soon after his crucifix- 
ion, Jerusalem had stoned the pro- 
phets, and Killed those sent by the 
Lord God unto them, and last of all 
they crucified Jesus the Son and heir, 
in order that they should have the in- 
heritance themselves; and God would 
destroy that city, and scatter that na- 
tion. God eent a Roman army here 
soon after, which besieged Jerusalem. 
The Jews were blinded, and crowded 
into that city thinking it could not 
be destroyed. They miserably perish 
ed. Such suffering has never been 
known on earth, either before or 
since that time, as came upon the wick 
ed Jews who said, "Let his blood be 
on us and on our children," Such 
was the severity of that suffering that 
none would have escaped destruction 
among the Jews, or no flesh would 
have escaped destruction, if those 
days of suffering had not been short- 
ened; but for the elect's sake those 
days of suffering were shortened. God 
loved his elect people, and for their 
sake he would lessen or shorten the 
days of suffering in this city, in or- 
der that some might live and not all 
be destroyed. It does not have re^- 



^lON'S LANDJtA^ 



i3 



erence to th.^ salvation from eternal 
death, but j>resent deliverance from 
the doom that then hung over the 
Jewish people. No doubt many bles 
sings of a temporal sort come on man- 
kind on account of God's elect, who 
are the salt of the earth. 

The Lord added 15 years to Heze- 
kiah's life — that is, he lived 15 years 
longer than according to the course 
of nature ho would have lived. So 
here, according to the operation of the 
laws of God .'n nature, the rage of the 
Roman army, when it broke upon the 
infatuated Jews, would have consum- 
ed them, but for the restraining, mer- 
ciful power of God, who shortened 
those days of wrath, that some of the 
Jew^ might escape that awful destruc 
tion. 

God does his pleasure. Sister 
Stewart's husband, named Jacob Stew 
art, was killed by a man a good many 
years ago. Sister SteWart asked El- 
der James Wilson if Jacob Stewart's 
time to die had come. He replied 
no; Jaoob Stewart's time to die had 
not come. But, he said, the time for 
Jacob Stewart to die had come. If 
left to him he would not have appoint 
ed that as his time to die. But it 
was the tima appointed for him to die. 

We often feel that so great are our 
trials that we cannot endure them, 
but God shortens the days of suffer- 
ing. He stays his rough wind in the 
day of the east wind. He restrains 
the remainder of wrath that his elect 
may find deliverance. He will not 
suffer us t ) be tempted above that we 
are able, but will with the temptation 
make a way of escape. In the midst 
of wrath ho remembers mercy. 

How oft? i has he shortened our 
days of suffering, and in countless 
ways, too. 

There is ^no thing God's people do 
not question. They do not question 



but that he has an elect people. Jja- 
ban learned that Goa biesi him, on 
account of JacoD, lor dacoD was ine 
Lord's elect. Goa would not suner 
LiaDan to harm Jacob, and also bles- 
sed Laban >"or Jacob s sake. 

Christ IS the head of the elect, but 
there is an elect body as well as an 
elect head, &nd God loves that elect 
body with an everlasting love. That 
elect was always elect. There is no 
time when it was not eletc, for it is 
according to God's foreknowledge. 

Sister Stewart, you love this doc- 
trine, and 1 feel that you are embrac- 
ed in it, and are safe in it. But you 
have trouble. AU God's people have 
their troubles in this world, but God 
wiU so shorten these days of trouble 
that all Israel shall be saved, now and 
forever, or at present and with an 
everlasting salvation, or there is a 
present deliverance, or a merciful pro- 
vidence keeps and delivers us here in 
time, for God redeems our life from 
destruction now. 

P. D. G. 

(Republished) 



Brother T. K. Murray requests my 
view of 2ud Thess., 2:11, "And for 
this cause God shall send them strong 
delusion that they should believe a 
lie." 

Paul here in few words foretells the 
coming of the Man of Sin. John en- 
larges on this character as he records 
what was shown him, or what he was 
inoved to write as found in Rev. This 
is the same that John saw. 

The epistles often refer to errors 
then existing, or misunderstandings 
then prev-ilcnt among the brethren, 
and, correcting them, stand as warn- 
ing and instruction in all time to 
com;€. 

It is evident from this 2nd chapter, 
that the brethren had misunderstood 



14 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



the time of the coming of Jesus the 
Secpud time. This seeoud coming 
stands in tui; trust wiiii his hrst com- 
ing, as tliat wlicii he tame hrst he bore 
the sins oi his people, but m tlie sec- 
ond coming- jt will be without sm, he 
having put away their sins in his lirst 
coming, and in the second coming it 
will be to take them to himself in 
glory. 

Now Paul says (v. 3) let no man de- 
ceive you by any means: for that day 
shall not come except there come a 
falling away first, and that man of 
sin be revealed, the son of perdition. 
What a character ! That man of sin, 
tlic son of j)('rdition. He is not a lit- 
eral, natural man, but he is to be re- 
vealed- Ph,ul describes his charac- 
ter. There was a hindrance then that 
prevented his coming, but that should 
be taken out of the way. What is 
it that then hindered? That man of 
sin. What is his character? He op- 
poseth and exalteth himself above all 
that is called God, or ehat is worship- 
ped: so thiL he as God sitteth in the 
temple of God, showing himself that 
he is God. | 

Now is there a child of God that 
for a moment feels to arrogate to 
himself any such power or sanctity? 
Is there any mere natural man in the 
world, with cn ordinarily sound mind, 
that would dare to claim this holi- 
ness? No. It is one specially pos- 
sessed by the devil that would thus 
exalt himself in the place of God, and 
claim to be God's vicegerent on 
earth, assuming the poM^er or right to 
forgive sins, to receive the confessions 
of men, to limit forgiveness to those 
only that confess their sins to him or 
his allies; that claims the right to 
change times, seasons, laws or ordi- 
nances. -No child of God in his pro- 
per mind dare to thinist himself into 
such a position. Each feels unwor- 



thy to take the lowest seat while in 
his sound mind. All feel that Jesus 
alone is the High Priest of our profes- 
sion, and that the Holy Ghost takes 
the things of Jesus and shows them 
to us. None feel worthy to be called 
Rabbi, or master, or father: but all 
are brethren in the household of faith. 

There was a hindrance to the reve- 
lation of that wicked one, that man 
of sin. He appeared claiming tempor- 
al power. But there was a Romish 
political power then hindering. But 
the leaven nad begun to work in 
Paul's day. He calls it the mystery 
of iniquity. What a dark, bloody, 
destructive cunning invention of Sa- 
tan in his subtle wisdom! Pride is at 
the botton of it. Lust of power rules 
in the heart of man, and satan is the 
king of all the children of pride. This 
corrupt, devilish lust disguises itself 
under the cloak of religion, and thus 
finds greater opportunities to exert 
itself, and a larger field far its opera- 
tions. 

Soon the pastors of such churches 
as those at Rome, Antioch, Jerusalem, 
etc., where the membership was weal- 
thy and numerous, began to feel their 
power, and to claim superiority. Why 
should not the pastor at Rome be the 
papa, father or pope, as Rome is the 
mistress of the world, the eternal 
city? By decree of the Emperor, 
Constantine, who himself professed 
Christianity, no one could hold an of- 
fice unless he became a church mem- 
ber. You can easily understand how 
popular religion would become then. 
In a short Avhile the pastor at Rome 
is clothed with great power, and ex- 
alted himsulf, has the keys of Peter, 
binds or looses whom he pleases, is 
God's vicegerent on earth, exalts him- 
self above oil that is called God, pois- 
ons the fountains or takes control of 
the minds of men, manufactures sen- 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



timent, controls the world. The devil 
gives him liis seat and great authori- 
ty. For he conies after the working 
of Satan with all power and signs, 
and lying wonders, and has power to 
work miracles in the sight of men, and 
men worship this Beast with all de- 
eeivableness of unrighteousness in 
them that perish, because they re- 
ceive not the love of the truth that 
they might he saved. 

And for this cause, or because they 
do not receive the love of the truth, 
(fod shall send them strong delusion 
that they should believe a lie, that 
they all might be damned who believe 
not the truth, but had pleasure in un- 
righteousness. 

These lies of satan have taken pos- 
session of the nations of earth, and 
all the world wonders after this 
mother of liarlots, that has made the 
nations of ihe earth drunk with the 
wine of her fornication. For she 
sits upon many waters, or rules 
many nations. All the world won- 
ders after this beast, and cries out 
■great is Diana of the Ephesians. If 
you expose these delusions you are 
called uncharitable by these worship- 
ers of falsehood, and are hated by 
them, and your names are cast out as 
evil. But rejoice that your names are 
written in heaven, and God has kept 
you from the mark and Avorship of 
this Wicked One. 

What strong delusion possesses 
these worshipers of tihs whore'? What 
power this v.icked one has over the 
nations of earth ! God has sent them 
strong delusion. They are drunk 
with this delusion. 

But we are bound to give thanks 
always to God for you, brethren, be- 
loved of tho Lord, because God hath 
from the be.^inning chosen you to sal- 
vation through sanctification of the 
Spirit and relief of the truth: where- 



15 

unto he called you by our gospel to 
the obtaining of the glory of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. 

This is eternal life to know thee, 
the only true God, and Jesus Christ 
whom he seat. False religion is trust 
iug in anything else but this. 

But the inasterpiece of the devil's 
inventions is described in what I have 
here been writing about, and what 
John more fully depicts in the Book 
of Revelation. Whoso readeth let 
him understand. How important to 
read and understand the scriptures, to 
trust in God for wisdom, and keep 
vourselves :'rom idols. 

P. D. G. 

MRS. MATILDA JOYNER 

Sister Temple Joyner requests me 
tn write nil obituary notice of her 
moth or, ^Irs. Matilda,' Joyner, who 
passed from earth to Heaven (we be* 
lieve) Ap"d 9, 1915. She Was 75. 
years and 28 days old. She was mav 
ried Avhile young to Wiley Joyner and 
unto til em vvere born 4 children, 2 of 
them surviv^c their mother. Mrs. 
Joyner ncv' r united with any church 
but was a ft: ong believer in the Pri-i 
mitive Ba])tist doctrine and loved 
them, but ft It her unworthiness - so 
much that shv never united with 
them. I ^ve known her for several 
years and she was a very quiet, meek 
and humble woman. 

T was not with her any in her sick- 
ness but ner daughter says that she 
Avas a great sufferer for 12 months, 
being confined in the house and bed 
m,ost all thetime, but bore her suffer- 
ings Avith great patience. She loved 
to hear preaching, but was deprived 
of hearing Mjy in her latter days. She 
would ask lier grandchildren to read 
for hor and that was a great comfort, 
I have never heard anything against' 
her good n.^me, and Oh what a great 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



16 " m 

thing that is. A good name is rather 
to be chosen than great riches. She 
lived we bi^liove a Christian life and 
died a Christian death and is now hap- 
py around the throne of God, and 
free from all her toils and trials, 
wliich were many, here. She lived a 
poor widow for nearly 50 years and 
raised her children alone, and I know 
by experience some of her trials here. 

May the Lord be with her daugh- 
ters and comfort them, and may they 
feel that it is far better for Mother to 
depart and be Avith he Lord. May He 
be with us all and protect and bless 
us is my desire. 

Mattie Luper Jarrell. ' 



WILLIE SHELTON 

It is with much sadness that I at- 
tempt to write of the death of my 
dear sister— "Willie Shelton. She was 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
W. Shelton,- of Keeling, Va. She was 
born May 31, 1881, died February 14, 
1915. She was the oldest child of a 
family of ten children. Her death was 
most unexpected to us, as she had 
been sick only but a few days. We 
did not think her condition in any 
way serious until a few hours before 
she died. She had never openly 
made any profession of religion, but 
we feel to hope we have seen the 
walk of a Christian in her life. She 
always manifested an interest in the 
well doing ot every one, and especial- 
ly did she hate all things that were 
evil. She will be remembered by her 
ever readiness to lend her aid when 
she could. Her dear sisters and her 
brothers will not soon forget that she 
was their well-wisher and helper in 
time when her assistance was needed. 
Especially in sickness would she stand 
by us day and night, never seeming to 
Ty;^6ry in doing what she could. Father 



and Mother will miss her so much. 
She was their oldest child, and had 
never left th^^m to make her home else 
where. She was always with them 
when others were away. There is a 
vacancy in their home that on one else 
can fill. Dear Lord comfort dear 
Father and Mother, and make us all 
to more phiinly see and feel the 
the Lord's vay is the best way. Dear 
"Willie away from us is gone. We 
miss her everywhere. We hope dear 
Jesus has taken her for his own, and 
we can meet her there. 

Written by a sister who loved her 
dearly. 

Mrs. Daisy Shelton Terry, 
1238 E. Main St., Danville, Va. 



APPOINTMENTS FOR ELDER A. G. 
MORTON. 

Durham, N. C, Dee. 1st, at Night. 

Mt. Lebanon, Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 
11 o'clock. 

Rougemont, Friday December 3, at 
11 o'clock. 

Helena, Saturday and Sundaj 4-5, 
11 o'clock. 

Camp Creek, Monday Decenr'vfr 6, 
11 o'clock. 

Tar River, Tuesday, Deeea>ber 7, 
11 o'clock. 

Surls, Wednesday, December 8th, 

Flat River, Thursday, December 9, 
Roxboro, Friday December 10, 
11 o'clock. 

Stories Creek, Saturday and Sun- 
day, December 11-12, 11 o'clock. 

Ebenezer, Monday, December 13, 
11 o'clock. 

Prospect Hill, Tuesday, December 14 

Wheelors, Wednesday, December 15 

Harmony, Thursday, December 16 
Burlington, Friday December 17 at 
night. 

J. J. HALL, 

I \] i': 'ii ■ by G. C. F. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



17 



SARAH T. DUNBAE, 

Saraii i. j^unuar wuh born near 
Koauote l\;ver, luarun Uo., a. vJ., on 
L»ecemDer o, io-t6, and deparitcl una 
hie i^ebruary b, lyio. 
' bhe was tiie daughter of Joseph and 
Mary Burnette. bhe was married to 
J. A. Dunbar in the year 1868. To 
this union were born six children, 
four of whom died in infancy. bhe 
united with the Primitive Baptist 
church in 1881 or 1882. bhe was a 
devoted mother. bhe leaves her hus- 
band and one son to mourn their loss. 

J. A. Dunbar. 

High Point, N. C. 



Elder L. H. Hardy. 

Elder L. H. Hardy will preach as 
follows: 

Tuesday and at night after the first 
Sunday in December at Tarboro; 
'Wednesday Conoeto; Thursday, Cross 
'.toads ; Friday, Conoho; PYiday 
night, Robersonville; Saturday and 
second Sunday in December, Wil- 
liamston; Sunday night, Roberson- 
ville; Monday, Flat Swamp; Tuesday 
Brery Swamp; Wednesday, Great 
Swamp; Wednesday night, Green- 
ville; Thursday, Red Bank; Friday^ 
Hancocks; Friday night as brother J. 
A. Wlgy'ns nay arrange, Saturday 
and third SuLday Kinston. 



ROY ELTON POPE 

Little Roy Elton, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. H. Pope was born August 22 
1913, and (departed this life January 
18, 1914. 

It was so sad to see the little one 
suffer, when he would look into our 
faces for help and we could do noth- 
ing for him. 

Help us dear Lord to say "Thy 
Will be done." 

VERNA POPE. 



Elders' Sauatariunx, locutcJ at il3 M:iin 
St., St. jojcpli, Uao i;ullii;tiod a Looiv 

showing the dcaj^y e.icjct or tl.o tolajco 
habit, and Low ii can Lc Lloi-peJ lu Ui:uo 
to five days. 

As they are distriLut::!;:; this 1 ouk tr'.'O, 
anyone wanting a ccpy sliouid ^elld tLc-.r 
nama and address at ouco. 

ONE MILLION 
BOXES FREE 

To prove the curative value of our Iron 
and Alum Mass, we will, during' the next 
thirty days, mail to ONE MILLION per- 
8onseach,onefull50centboxofourIRON 
and ALUM MASS free It has had tlie ap- 
proval of the Medical profession and the public 
for over fifty years in the treatment of Indiges- 
tion, Diseases of the Kidneys ai.d Bladder. 
Rheumatism and Gout, Catarrh of the Slomach 
and In testi nes, Ski n Diseases, Nervou sand Oen- 

fnd\Vo's'?a"e^Add"essM 

CO., BOX 231. LYNCHBURG, VA. 



I held My Peace from Good. 

There is a time to be silent. Does it 
ever come but to him wJio thinks 
twice before lie speaks once .' When 
the fire burned 1 iimscd. 1 was dumb, 
because tli-Ou didst it. AY hen I see 
the solemn hand of the Lord let me 
be silent. Let me lay my hand upon 
my mouth, and my mouth in dust. 

P. D. G. 




18 



ZION S LANDMARK 



EAT LESS MEAT 
IF BACK HURTS 

Take a glass of Salts to tlush kidneys 
if bladder bothers you. 

Eating meat regularly eventually 
produces kidney trouble in some form 
or other, says a well-known- authority, 
because the xiric acid in meat excites 
the kidneys, they become overworked ; 
get sluggisli ; clog up and cause all 
sorts of distress, particularly backache 
and misery in the kidney region ; 
riieumatic twinges, severe headaches, 
acid stomach, constipation, torpid 
liver, sleeplessness, bladder and uri- 
nary irritation. 

The moment your back hurts or kid- 
neys aren't acting right, or if bladder 
bothers you, get about four ounces of 
Jad Salts from any good pharmacy; 
take a tablesi)oonful in a glass of wa- 
ter before breakfast for a few days 
and your kidneys will then act fine. 
This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon juice, com- 
bined with lithia, and has been used 
for generations to flush clogged kid- 
neys and stimulate them to normal ac- 
tivity; also to neutralize the acids in 
the urine so it no longer irritates, thus 
ending: bladder disorders. 

Jad Salts cannot injure anyone ; 
makes n delightful effervescent lithia- 
water drink Avhich millions of men 
and womien take n^w and then to keep 
the kidneys and urinary organs clean, 
thus avoiding serious kidney diseases. 



Tt is not caF-t doAvn by mv choice. 
Oladly Avould T soar above such des- 
pondency. But sori-OAV comes not as 
we wish. Tt is a gloomy master when 
it approaches. But hope with bright 



smile comes as a nurse to soothe that 
which IS cast down, and whisper re- 
lief to the despondent. 

P. D. (i. 



An Only Daughter 

itelieved of Consumption 

When death was hourly expected, 
all remedies having failed, and Dr. H. 
James was experimenting with the 
■many herbs of Calcutta, he aocidently 
made a preparation which cured his 
only child of Consumption. He has 
proved, to the world that Consumption 
can be permanently relieved. This herb 
also cures Night Sweats, Nausea- at- the 
stomach and will break up a fresh 
cold in twenty-four hours. Price $1.50 
and .$2.50 per bottle. If not on sale 
by your druggist, we will send direct. 
Write for a free booklet of testimon- 
ials and information. 
CRADDOCK & CO., Philadephia, Pa. 



ELDER H. M. WILLIAMS. 
Mountain Creek — Dec. 1. 
Albermarle at night. 
Salisbury — ^Dec. 2 at night. 
Concord — at night. 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Rape's Diapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, 
Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine 
in five minutes. 



If what you just ate is souring on 
your stomach or lies like a lump of 
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch 
gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, 
heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste 
in mouth and stomach-headache, you 
can get blessed relief in five minutes. 
Put an end to stomach trouble forever 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of 
Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. 
You realize in five minutes how need- 
less it is to suffer from indigestion, 
dyspepsia or any stomach disorder. 
It's the quickest, surest stomach doc- 
tor In the world. It's wonderful. 



Oh if I Had Only Known." 



ZiiOn S LKklUXUliiL iei. 

TJiese baa woxUs came iiuui lue iips 
ot a iSOi'ili Uaroiiua may, a patujiit ui 
tiie iveiiam riospiiai, ivicumuua, v a. 

llie wilder iiad beeu luspfcciing uie 
ho.spuai, mLer\it;\viug paticuib, uiuuug 
Uiem luis iNoriu caj-oi-uo, iuuy. iier le- 
mail£, "(Jii, 11 omy i naa kuowu oi 
iveiiam iiospual years ago, elicited 
tlie inquiry as lo way sue regi-etted 
not learning of the mstkution at an 
earlier date. Her reply was that she 
had suffered untold agony in three 
operations for cancer, in each instance 
the cancer returning. Finally she had 
learned of Kellam Hospital and had 
come there for treatment. Her case had 
been a severe one and required much 
time. She longingly remarked that 
seventy-live patients had been dismis- 
med fully cured since she came to the 
hospital. 

The writer asked her how long it 
would be before she would go home 
cured. She replied that she was al- 
most well and hoped the doctor would 
soon let her go home, but that they 
wouldn't tell her just when she might 
go. 

She was very enthusiastic over the 
methods of the hospital and felt con- 
fident that at last she M'as going to be 
rid of the curse of cancer. For some 
years she had suffered terribly from 
that disease, and the disease itself com- 
bined with three separate operations 
by surgeons had made her almost des- 
pair of life until she heard that Kel- 
lam Hospital could cure her without 
the use of the knife or the loss of 
blood. 

I talked with a very handsome wo- 
man from Richmond, Va., from whom 
two cancers had just been removed. I 
was shown the cancers. She was very 



cheerful and regarded it as only a mat- 
ter 01 days wnen sue would be well 
and hom\e again. 

i talked wiili a Mr. Jackson from 
Hanover coumy wlio had been sent to 
Lue hospital by Dr. Anderson, the 
health officer of the county. Mr. Jack- 
son was seventy-one years old. the can- 
cer which had been removed had cov- 
ered a large part cf his neck, jaw and 
all of his ear. Indeed, a part of the 
jawbone had been removed, also a 
part of the ear, but the Hesh had been 
grown back in, covered with new 
skin grown over the wound without 
the necessity of transplanting skin to 
the location of the cancer. Mr. Jack- 
son was almost well and expected to 
leave the hospital in a short time. 

I talked also with a Mrs. Bell and a 
Mrs. Stevenson, both of North Caro- 
lina, also several other patients. I 
saw their wounds being treated, most 
of them being nearly well. 

All of the patients were very cheer- 
ful. All of them regarded their lives 
as perfectly safe and felt sure that 
their cancers would not return. 

To me this place is a wonderful 
])lace, for it is generally thought by 
the public that cancer is incurable. 
This grave mistake is being corrected 
by the wonderful cures being m?idc 
here. 

I asked the physicians in charsre 
whether they were able to cure inter- 
nal cancer. The reply was that it wai 
impossible to directly medicate inter- 
nal cancers and for that reason Kel- 
lam Hospital did not attempt the treat 
ment of internal cancers, though they 
did treat cancers of the mmith and of 
the jaw and tongue. The reason for 
rejecting internal cases was that it 
M'ould require the keeping open of a 
wound for so long a time that it would 



be danjiCiuiis to the life of the patient. 

i a^Kca as M) ine pei'eeuiage of 
cases \»iucu arc cuixil. iuc iv^ny was 
that over HO rem. ui tnu casus ad- 
miUed iiiu Ivcilain iiosi)Uai Avert; 
cured ui eaiieer. i asked ilieii as to 
how iai-;4-c a iKiX'emago liad tlieir can- 
cers iCuii'U, and the vvply was less 
than 1 i)er cent. 

if ihe wonderful A\()rk done in this 
hospital vrere :la.iu\vn <i,-enerally 
throuynoui the United States a large 
percentage of the 80,000 deaths from 
cancer a\ ould be eliminated, and the 
whole western section of Richmond, 
Va., wouid be full of cancer patients 
applying for treatment. 

It is truly a wonderful place of hope 
and pMiii! i-lie;T; for those who go 
there expecting only to die unless cur- 
ed are at once brought in contact with 
scores of patidnts who are rapidly re- 
covering and at once get new hope, a 
new lease on life. Tlie Kellam Hos- 
pi,;:i is not a nhice of sorrow or fear 
but the patieu:;; are full of hope, are 
happy, cheerful, and look upon the 
cancer as anytldng but a hopeless dis- 
ease. 

I asked tl:c ]iliysiei;!ns what their 
point of viev\ was as regartis cancer 
being con';:^(oiis or infections. The 
reply was that it Vwis neither, also that 
it Avas not a blood di: ejse, and' could 
not be conn:!uiueaied in any ordinary 
vcay. Tin; Doctors Kellam gave the 
wri*^pr e\ idpnces of the correctness of 

th's • ■■■■ v-cv,. 

' vi\' til ioiun-s are op- 

) f : 1 IT yqu'r.l on tlie 

f: ' m:)! make 

!:■ 'It. A 

]--, ^^'.(-turer 



1 ■ 

three c:',::ceio. lie s'.aled that he first 



came to the Kellam Hospital for 
amiuation, having at that time only 
one cancer on his face. He was as- 
sured by them that he could be cured, 
but did not remain for treatment. He 
was then examined by four physicians 
who advised X-ray treatment. He 
went to another hospital in Richmond, 
Va., and was told by the physician 
in charge that he could cure him. "Was 
under X-ray treatment sixteen months, 
at the end of which time he was told 
by the physician that he could not 
cure him and was advised by him to 
go to John Hopkins Hospital. He then 
had four cancers on his face instead 
of one, three being caused by the 
X-ray treatment. instead of going to 
the John Hopkins Hospital he decided 
to go to the Kellam Hospital where he 
was cured. 

The Richmond physician then re- 
marked that if the patient had deter- 
mined to go to Kellam he was glad of 
It, although he could not etiucaily 
recommena him to go there. 

'ihe manuiacturer remarked to the 
writer tnat if he had had good sense 
he would have stayed with ivellam at 
the beginning and would have avoided 
the pain of the operation and the re- 
turn of the cancer. The scars were 
very slight, and this gentleman seem- 
ed to have the largest possible confi- 
dence that the cancers would not re- 
turn. 

While investigating the methods of 
the hospital the writer learned that 
the treatment given there for cancers, 
tumors, ulcers and all skin diseases, is 
also efficient in restoring flesh and 
new skin over scalds and burns which 
appear to be otherwise incurable. 
There is no transplanting of skin, but 
the flesh is grown back by the Kellam 
method and skin is grovra over the 
new flesh, so that even if a large por- 
tinii of the flesh has been removed the 
cavity is filled out full, or almost full, 
and when the Avork is finished there 



IS praetieaily no sdai". 

j.n one case ^vnel■e tlie paiieut liad 
a cancer oi very large area uu me body 
a large section ol nesli I'Jgetlier wan 
three ribs wnich were cancerous were 
removed. The entire openxug was 
Hiled in with wholesome hesh and skm 
grown over it. 

Such remarkable results are indeed 
astounding. It w'ould be hard to be- 
lieve them if the writer had not seen 
these things with his own eyes, and 
talked with the patients being cured. 

This article is written for the reason 
that so much muck-raking has been 
done by writers desirous of securing 
publicity for themselves, and such 
writings have been published in so 
many muck-raking magazines which 
wish to secure, through sensational 
methods, extensive circulation, that a 
large portion of the American public 
is in ignorance of the fact that they 
can be cured of cancer. 

As to the issue of whether the Kel- 
1am Hospital should keep this method 
secret, the writer has nothing to say. 
It may be that the Kellams are deserv- 
ing of condemnation by those physi- 
cians and surgeons who disapprove of 
them because of this secrecy. It may 
be, on the other side, that such physi- 
cians and surgeons as refuse to send 
their patients to the institution where 
they can be cured because of the se- 
crecy of its methods, and regardless 
of the efficiency of its methods, are 
also to be condemned because human 
life is worth more than any so-called 
professional ethical system. However, 
the writer does not decide, either for 
or against, either party to the con- 
troversy. 

The Kellams take the point of view 
that as they have originated an effi- 
cient method of treatment, they have 
a right to its exclusive use. Cancer 
cases can secure the benefit of the 
treatment by coming to the hospital. 
Many physicians who are aware of the 



Value of this treatment have theki-' 
selves been cured in the Ivellam iios- 
piiai, and tney and oiner pnysiciaus 
btnd many patients to the hospital, 
wniie oiner physicians, holding that 
the Kellams should make public their 
method of treatment, reiuse to send 
any patients to the institution. 

Vv e are not concerned, however, as 
to the ethics involved, but merely to 
give to the public the facts of the case, 
and these facts are sufficient to bring 
a glorious hope into the heart of every 
despairing cancer patient in the land. 
A visit to the Kellam Hospital is suffi- 
cient to make any one interested in 
the good of humanity thoroughly en- 
thusiastic over the results obtained. 

The institution is an attractive brick 
building, equipped in an up-to-date 
manner for comfort of the patients, 
and for sanitary treatment of cancers, 
tumors, old sores, and bad scalds and 
burns. 

The address is Kellam Hospital, 
1644 West Main Street, Richmond, Va. 

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, 
today and forever. — Heb. 13-8 




facts, ask for The Romance of Coca-Cola. 

THE COCA-COLA CO. ATLANTA, GA 



IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH 




READ EVERY WORD OF THIS 
REMARKABLE STORY 

It is told by one who has himself ex- 
perienced the regeneration in which 
he encourages you to seek by the 
self -same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of a traveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my case as chrjnic gras- 
trltis, brought on by disease of the liver and 
complicated by kidney trouble. I consult- 
ed specialtists who confirmed his diagnosis. 
Months passed, I grew worse and was finally 
compelled to give up my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful 
cures which had resulted from drinking the 
water of a little spring in the Mineral Belt 
of South Carolina, a picture of which spring 
appears on this page. In desperation I tried 
it. On the second day I thought that I 
could notice some improvement; at the end 
of the first week my appetite and digestion 
had returned and I was much stronger; at 
the end of the third week I felt that I was 
completely cured. That was six years ago 
and I still enjoy perfect health. 

Knowing that it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether the 
water would cure others as it had cured me. 



I shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge lo each of one thousauu suiterers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saver their 
lives. 

I realized that I had discovered one of the 
world's greatest mineral springs, and I de- 
cided to devote my life to it. But how 
could I make the world listen, how could 1 
make them believe my story? The precious 
water was running to waste while thousands 
were suffering. I said, I will make them be- 
lieve me by showing my faith in them and in 
the curative power of the Spring. I will tell 
them that the water shall cost them nothing 
if it fails to benefit. 

The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof and I sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others accepted my offer without 
question. Thousands have written me re- 
porting relief and permanent cure of a great 
variety of chronic diseases. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Zion's Landmark 
to come to see me. At my desk I opened my 
mail and showed him the letters from men 
and women from all parts of the country 
who had found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and letters from phy- 
sicians explaining the curative properties of 
the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

Will You Believe? 

I do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten gal- 
lons and I, therefore, offer gladly to ship you 
two five gallon demijohns on my guarantee 



that if you find that it does not benefit y.ou 
I will promptly refund the price, Whrch' is' 
only $2.00. .You^niust pronilse to drink the 
.water in accordance with the instructions 
which 1 will send ycu and return the empty 
demijohns. I make you the sole judge as 
to whether the water has benefited you, and 
as the Advertising Manager of this papei 
has kindly consented to guarantee my guar 
antee to refund your money, if you are not 
benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly fret 
to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stones,^ diabetes, nervous headache and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or Im- 
poverished blood. These are the diseasej 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer Is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic ail- 
ment. • Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 

Every Mail Bring Letters Like These 

., Sayannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sii". As you are well aware, in' 1909 I was 
suffering with- indigestion, stomach a,nd liver 
disorders and all its train of horrifying phe- 
nomena for several months. I had lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shreded wheat, a very insuf- 
ficient diet for an active working man, and 
of course, from "disease and starvation was 
in a very low state of nervous vitality and 
general debility. I ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gained 
29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well and 
have worked practically every day since. It 
acts as a general renovator of the system. I 
prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the der-ire 1 effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large quanti- 
ties as'pbssTbleV for its properties are so hap- 
pily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disturb the most delicate sys- 
temV It is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

DuPont, Ga., Nov. 2.5, 1911. 
Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. C: Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous In- 
digestion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
thao from montlis at Hot Springs, Ark., and 



numerous other springs. I consider it the 
very best water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, _Va.,,Nov. 24, 1911. 
Mr. 'N. F. Sliivar; Shelton, S. C.: Dear 
Sir — I suffered with intestinal indigestion 
and the Shivar Spring Water has cured me. 
I would gladly recommend it to all suffering 
with indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
My father had kidney trouble last fall and he 
thought Shivar Spring Water saved his life. 
Respectfully, MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 

Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.: Dear 
Sir — I ordered 10 gallons Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter especially for my teething baby who was 
suffering with its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured l.er disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatigue, and the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 
Very respectfully, MRS. W. C. McGILL. 

Columbia, S. C, Aug. 11, 1912. 

Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.: Dear 
Sir — Until a few weeks ago my wife was a 
chronic sufferer from gall atones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve her pain by render- 
ing her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, pas- 
tor of Shandon Baptist church of Columbia, 
S. C, advised me to take her immediately to 
Shivar Spring. On consulting my physician 
he agreed that it would be best to do so 
without delay. In about three days after ar- 
riving at the Spring, she was apparently re- 
lieved and had regained her appetite. She 
has suffered no ill eflert of the trouble since. 
Please publish this ff i the benefit of suffer- 
ers. J. P. DRAFFIN. 

P. S.— I suffered for 8 years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. 
After using this water only a few days, I 
am entirely relieved and suffer ho more ef- 
fect of the trouble whatever. 

-Fill Out This Coupon and Mall it Todgy 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Minernl Spring 
Water. I agree to give it a fnir trial in 
accordance with the instructions which 
you will send. ?nd if I derive uo benefit 
therefrom you agiee to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demi.1ohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Ofllice 

Please write distinctly 



ZION*S LANDMARK 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS FALLING 

Save youp Hair! Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine right now — Also 
stops itching scalp. 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair is mute evidence of a neglected 
ecalp; of dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of its lustre, its strength and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverish- 
ness and itching of the scalp, which 
if not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and die — then the 
hair falls out fast. A little Danderine 
tonight — now — any time — will surely 
save your hair. 

Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's 
Danderine from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lots 
of it if you will just try a little Dan- 
derine. Save your hair! Try it! 

Cancer Cured at the KeMam Hospital. 

The record of tha Kel'am Hospital 
is with'ut parallel in history, bavins 
cured without the uce of the Knife, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, over ninaty 
rer cent, of the many hundreds of 
sufferers from Cancer which It has 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man and wom- 
an in tJie United States to know what 
we are doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond, Va. 
Write for literature. 



The Value of Fresh Air. 

The oxygen of the air is the world's 
greatest scavenger. 

Drawing into the lungs it oxidizes 
the refuse in the blood through the 
lungs. 

But when the lungs are engorged by- 
croup, catarrh or colds the oxygen can 
not penetrate the phlegm and there- 
fore cannot reach the membranes 
through which it purifies the blood. 

Apply Meneholatum in the nostrils 
and upon the throat and chest. 

The body heat releases the aromatic 
volatile oils contained in the Men- 
tholatum. These oils are pungent and, 
penetrating. 

"When inhaled they accelerate the 
flow of the secretions, loosening the 
hardened phlegm and encouraging its 
expectoration. 

Then comes he life-giving, refresh- 
ing air — nature's restorative. 

Mentholatum is also a germicide and 
an antiseptic. 

It also has a rapid healing effect 
upon all inflamed surfaces, such as 
chapped skin, burns and bruises. 



SEND IT IN. 
Send us your printing. We do any and 




THIS IS THE AGE OF SPEED 

N«sHEADACHE 

NEURALGIA QUICKLY 

No need to suffer. Just aay tlie magic 
word "YUM" to the druggist and relief 
I yours. 

This wonderful preparation is bringing prompt relief fo thousands of 
sufferers daily. It is guaranteed to do the same for you. 

A 10c trial package is our best argument. You will not only be convinced 
of the merits of YUM, but you will also recommend it to suffering friends. 
Thousands of testimonials to prove our claims. For sale by your druggist, 



r sent on the receipt of 10c. 

TSIE YUM DRUG COMhANV, 



- Durham^ ISI. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CA 
COMMUNICATION. 
Mr. L. H. Hardy, 

iiULUao, is. C 
Dear jjiotuer iix v^nrist: 

LU\^Uilliy LLOuga i iccl lo tl^us ad- 
drebb oue ot ti.a luvorea cnnu.uu ox 
tiie i\.oat inga Uod. uu... i i^ei lu 
know iLat, bo lar as Hit; lict-li is con- 
ceiiicd, \,e aie uiVvc.ys uuv\ ui.\..y ; uac 
i humbly trust tliat liuougu I^.l; prec- 
ious blood of our blossea i^ed.cmcr I 
am made -worLhy to embrace uii his 
dear family in ihe bondrf ox liis holy 
lo\e. We are told that Cod is love, 
and that he that lovetii is bjgotLCii of 
the latlier, and none can know the 
I'athcr but he unto whom God is re- 
vealed through the iion; for we can 
only know the Fallier through his love 
as revealed in His Son. Oh, what 
wondrous love, that God so loved iiis 
chosen people that He gave H s only 
begotten Son, the darling of His bosom, 
that He should come into this s'nful 
wretched, wicked wm-ld to suffer sin 
and reproach, reviling and persecu- 
tion, and even death, that he might 
redeem Ihem from sin and corruption; 
find what perfect obedience is that ex- 
hibited in the Son, who, being in the 
form of God thought it not robbery to 
be equal with God, but m^de himself 
of no reputation, and took upon him 
the form of a servant, and Avas made 
in the likeness of men; and. being 
found in fashion as a man, he humbled 
timself, and became obedient unto 



I'BE OF JESUS CI IK' 1ST. 

death, even the death oi the cross. But 
lor Lii.s acc ox ouctLen.e, hu nas been 
liigaly exai.cd ox unc . ulucv and g.ven 
a name tuat is aUo.e every uamu, that 
at tne ice. oi Jesus every knee Miouid 
bow and every longue contcss ihat 
Jeius iti Loid, and all this to the glory 
of the l-'ather, v>ho is worJiy of ail 
honor and all gioxy, lor ox xiim, and 
thiougu ix.m, Lua lo ix^m axe a.l 
Ihmgb; to whom be gluxy iorcver. 
This b.ebbcd Sa\ior ioxi tue couxis of 
the Ixcavcniy rung and the glor.es of 
that blessed abode to come into this 
low-ground of s n and of t,oriow; louk 
upon h.mself the sins of a stiff-necked 
r.nd rebellious people, and suffered 
such things as cannot be conceived of 
in the humr.n mind, that he might do 
the will of the Father; for he says, 
"I came not to do mine own Avill, but 
the will of Him that sent Me." Thus, 
by one perfect act of obedience he 
redeemed His br do f-om sin, c'.othed 
her in llic robe of r j^h' eousness, and 
keeps her by his ,' :• (>, ready to be 
repealed in the last time. If any of 
bis people are lost, thon hath Christ 
died in vain; but he spid wi'h his last 
exnirin.n' breath on tbe cross, "It is 
fnished," for all tbat was required for 
the sanation of Iiis people was the 
perfect obedience of the Son; and He 
was obedient unto death, even the 
death of the Cross. Nothinrr was left 
for us to do whereby we m'ght bring 
about our Rplvation. else Jp^ua would 
pot have said, "It is finished"; and 



26 



ZION'S LANDMAEK 



so, we can only work out our own 
salvation with fear and trembling as 
He works within us. Christ does the 
whole, and is revealed in the sinner 
the hope of glory, and all that is left 
for the sinner to do is to work out that 
salvation that is worked within His 
heart by grace divine, "For it is God 
which worketh in you, both to will 
and to do of his own good pleasure." 

Your precious letter is rich of His 
gracious truths, and came when I felt 
to be just the bare desert you so plain- 
ly set forth. Aye, surely, on one side 
is the wilderness of sin, on the other 
the desert parched and dry; no spirit- 
ual life, no food or drink; nothing but 
a vast desert land where no plant life 
can thrive. But, bless the Lord for 
His goodness and mercy. He said when 
talking with the woman at the well, 
"Whosoever drinketh of the water 
that I shall give him shall never thirst; 
but the water that I shall give him 
shall be in him a well of water spring- 
ing up into everlasting life." And 
what is everlasting life? Life from 
the time the sinner first feels to drink 
of this living water? No. Everlasting 
means without beginning and without 
end ; then, if one has everlasting life, 
he has always lived, even before this 
world was brought into existence, and 
these things are only now being made 
manifest. 

The human mind cannot conceive of 
anything that has no beginning, or of 
anything that was formed without 
there being something from which +o 
form it. It is only as the spirit reveals 
to the spiritual mind such mysteries 
as this that anything can be under- 
stood of such de<'p and wonderful 
things. He says that none can come 
unto Him fxeept the Father draw him. 
Again He says, "All that the Father 
giveth Me shall come unto Me." And, 
not only that, but says also, "He that 
Cometh unto Me T will in no wise cast 



out. ' ' So, where is there any room for 
escape? If God be for us, who can 
be against us? Paul says that he i» 
persuaded that nothing can separate 
us from the love of God which is in 
Christ Jesus the Lord. 

This blessed doctrine of salvation by 
grace is so dear to me, and at times it 
does seem to me that I can see in it 
hy the eye of faith such glorious 
things. That I can see and know that 
all his word is in perfect harmony from 
beginning to end; that he has aU 
power, both in heaven and in earth; 
that Jesus is the fairest among ten 
thousand, the one altogether, lovely, 
and that he is worthy of all praise and 
honor in time and in eternity, and 
that all his works do praise him. 

I began this letter about a week ago, 
but it seems so imperfect and worth- 
less, I hesitate to send it in reply to 
the deep and precious things contained 
in your letter to me. But we read 
that the poor Avindow, who had little, 
cast in her mite, which Avas all shf 
had ; and, 0, blessed Lord that He was ! 
He commended her, saying that she 
cast in more than they all. "We find 
that it is said of our dear Savior that 
His strength lay in His weakness; and 
so it is with His little children. Though 
He was with God from the beginning, 
and was as God, yet he took upon Him 
the likeness of man and became equal 
with man; though he was rich, yet he 
became poor; and though he was poor, 
yet He possessed all things. And so 
we find that we must become poor that 
we may be rich ; v.-e must become as 
fools that we mnv be wise; and we 
must become wc-lc that Ave may be 
strong. Then, if T, in my Aveakness, 
drop only one little Avord of comfort 
into the heart of one of God's little 
vhildren, it is enough, and to Him be 
the glory, for of Him, and through 
Him, and to Him are all things, Go4 
blessed forever. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



27 



I humly trust that I have said uoth- 
iug that may cause you distress of 
mmd. I desire above all things to be 
at all times led by the Spirit of Truth 
and kept in the wixf of truth and 
righteousness. 

A letter such as you were blessed to 
write to me is meat and drink to a 
poor, lonely outcast such as I, far 
away from those who see and believe 
as 1 do. All about me is zealous, and, 
no doubt, earnest worship ; but to me 
it is as nothing. We hud in the scrip- 
tures of divine truth that worship, no 
matter how earnest and profuse, was 
not always acceptable unto God. He 
says He is a jealous God; and He de- 
mands that His people worship Him in 
spirit and in truth. Worship of golden 
idols or of fleshly lusts is not accept- 
able unto the true and living God ; and, 
though we may erect handsome church- 
es and pay great sums of money to the 
"support of the Gospel," as it is term- 
ed, it seems to me that we fail in ac- 
ceptable worship of the true and living 
God. He says unto His people, "Come 
out from among them, and be ye sep- 
arate." And again, "If ye know these 
things, happy are ye if ye do them." 
Ruth was commanded to garner in no 
field other than that owned by Boaz; 
and in that field the workmen were 
diroeted to drop handfuls on purpose 
for nor; and, praise be to God, I some- 
times have felt, if not claiming more 
than is my due, that whole sheaves 
have been di opped on purpose for this 
poor, unworthy wretch that I am. Why 
should He be so gracious unto me, who 
am a stranger, and unlike his hand- 
maidens? Aye, surely, he does not 
mete out His blessings according to 
merit ; but according to the measure of 
grace; and where sin doth dwell the 
more, there doth grace the more 
abound. But, should we continue in 
sin that grace should the more abound? 
God forbid ! But' he that is cleansed, 



strives to make himself pure, even as 
also he is pure. The favor and mer- 
cies of God are not purchased with 
such perishable and corruptible things 
as silver and gold; neither by the 
works of the hands but by the prec-. 
ions blood ui Jesus, shed upon Calvary. 
\Vi' ai-e clcpciuU'iit upon God, not alone 
lor life, but lor fuod and sustainance 
whiie I'c'iiiaiii licre upon the earth; 
iiud il IS \vi-i\l.'ii. •■Man shall not live 
liy hii'iid alone, hut by every word 
that i>rocor(l(Ml) out of the mouth of 
God." Jesus said unto the people, "1 
have bread to eat that ye know not 
of." And, as the ehildren of Israel 
wei'e fed while tlu\v were in the wil- 
(h'l iiess >ipon ina.iiiia from heaven, so 
are tile ehildren of God in this, the 
(\a<iw\ (hiy. fed upon the word of God, 
the Gospel, wiiieh is the poAver of God 
unto salvatilju to every one that be- 
lieveth. To tlie unbeliever it is fool- 
ishness, hut unto lliiii whose ears are 
opened that he may hear the word of 
God, whose eyes are opened that he 
may see the truth as it is in Jesus, and 
who is given a hunger for heavenly 
food, this blessed Gospel is meat and 
drink, and nothing else can satisfy 
that appetite. 

Our Lord knoweth what we have 
need of even before we ask it, and has 
promised to supply every need ; and he 
has promised nothing that he is not 
able to perform, neither is he slack 
concerning his promises as some men 
count slackness. Yet he says, "Ask, 
and ye shall receive. Knock, and it 
shall be opened unto you." But he 
first places within the heart a desire 
for these things, else we would not 
care to ask; for the flesh desires not 
the things of the spirit, but the things 
of the flesh. Then, if we have a desire 
to seek after spiritual things, it is evi- 
dence that the spirit of God dwelleth 
within. 

I did not mea,n to write all of this, 



28 



ZIOX'S LANDMARK 



and trust I have not worn out your 
patience. 1 cannot hear preaching 
ofien, and f'nd much comfort in Uic 
letters of God's little child. en. If I 
have said anything amiss, 1 trust you 
will consider my weakness and cast 
the mantle of charity over my errors. 
In bonds of Ciiristian love, 
Your little sif.te^- ai hope of eternal 
life, 

LOLA HOLLAND. 
Fayettevillc, Av . V a., Oct. 4, 1j15, 



Deal Broiher Ooid: 

i or liie pcibL icw days I have been 
roaring upon a bLoim-Lusbea bea, un- 
able Lo bcc uiiy 11- ill Ui.uii iiic liiiUxC, 
feeling ti.iit x. wat, iur&.^Kcii : •■jjO\\«^d 
do'wu in spini wilIi a OiLter auguibii, 
and fearful even lu ciy out .ii [>^iXjCL-." 
How liard it is to Dear Lne cruci inrusts 
of baLan wlieu daikiiefc.s eiivuiupes us 
on every side* Jesus says ssUali in 
. in the world have iriouladona, and 
lie further says, that llis word siiall 
all be\ fuihlled. Then trouble must 
come to the child of Ood in some form 
or other. And does He not say, " When 
thou passcst through the waicrs, 1 v/.ii 
be with thee, and through the rivers, 
they shall not overllov/ thee, and when 
tiiou walkest through the tire thou 
shalt not be burned." Isaiah XLIII, 2. 
'*ri]grim3 of eirlh, fresh courage take, 
The Lord of all, who reigns above, 
Has promised never to forscf.ke. 
Or leave the children of His love. 
The mighty God, He fain'elh not. 
Neither is v eary, but vi'] keep 
His cl;osen in their rarlhly lot, 
As the good shejjherd keeps his sheep." 

I am your unworthy sister, in bono 
of a blesGc'l immortality beyond the 
(jrave 

BESSIE BROOKS. 
G/»€'JiviIle, N. C, 



COMMUNICATION. 

Very Dear Brother Gold: 

i had no thougnt that it would have 
been this long smce receiving your 
pleasant and \eiy welcome letter, uuui 
I V\ould have acKnovviedged same. i>ut 
a mind desiuute ox spiritual tnings, of 
which to write, together Witii other 
things that have occupied my m.nd 
and taken my time, have prevented 
thus far. 

While we felt our unworlhiness, yet 
it was very pleasant and consoling to 
be thus remembered by you. 

"Vv'e arc not, in the. least, worthy of 
the good things you said of us; how- 
ever we appreciate same, and would 
be so glad if it could be the will of the 
dear Lord, that you could v sit us 
aga'n. We shall ever feel that we 
were higlily favored by Him in having 
you wiih us; together v.ith every one 
who stopped with us during our asso- 
ciation. 

We enjoyed all we did, and only 
wiph wc could have done more. It 
Avill be pleasant to us for d:iys to 
come to think of the association and 
the able preach'ng we were blessed 
to hear. 

Truly, none but tlie Lord can de- 
liver pftcr such a manner. 

T desired that lhe deir Lord would 
rend ns abV miniptors to pleach the 
Compel nnfo us, and unto His name 
1 dr^'-iro to ,r;-!vc p^orv. 

We have not heard ?nv preaching 
since the association. Eldf^r Ftanlev 
has moved aw^y, prd Elde'' S. C. 
Rober'.-. wrp firk at last mcPting. 

Bro+her Gold, vou know bow T havr> 
been favored in d"ys past to v'sit and 
rt+enrl PT^ofncrq ^irid r>s<?oc'atinns and 
Yq'^v the bleeped Go=?rir>l rc'neb'mpd bv 
the wptol-men uron Z'on's wall: find 
how- T bnve foa^^ted nnnn the same; 
and what a pleapnTf> it was to me +o 
meet and mix and mingle with the 



ZICN'S LAND:\rARK 



29 



dear children of God iu different parts 
— aii leaaiiuy as one ianiiiy at lue 
same touniain. 

Meuher i.me nor place can erase 
those Sacred pleasures irom my mem- 
ory. And yet, how strangely recon- 
ciled, m thac sense, 1 am to my present 
lot. i do not hear mucii picaclung. 
1 am noL so situated that i can attend 
many meeL.ngs; and yet 1 do not feel 
that achmg of heart i was once heir 
to. Have i blackslidden, or lias the 
dear Lord prepared me for the situa- 
tion? 

1 used to v/rite many letters, and 
enjoyed tome very sweet moments 
while writing; and in return have had 
some seasons of sweet rejoicing while 
reading the mcf^sages of love from the 
sa nts scattered abroad. 

These alE:o I have not forgot'.en. I 
do not now write many letters; so, 
as a result, I do not receive many. 

I pref.ume it is, as you say of xis, 
1hat v.e "toil and labor and are 
tronhlcd about the cares of tins life." 

How sweet, when we a -e blessed, 
if only for a fcAV moments, to for;,'et 
time and liirely things, rnd have our 
m'nds centered upon heavenly ?nd di- 
vine things. This we cannot do our- 
selves. 

Fray for me that I may be kept by 
the rower of God, who cannot err. 

i^:''ay V '- f' H n-o^e:we and 

keen yo-i f His coming. 

l\rr. Cf,' '.■ t regards to 

yon rnd fi.c;- (ioM. Accept same 
wi*-!-" love ii-om myself, and while this 
scribble is not worlliv of space T de- 
,^irp to bo ror"<^mbered in love to the 
ho— eboVl of faith. 

Plenfc wri+e us afrnin. We will be 
glr-rl In brn,. from you. 

^'rnr 1-^— o"thy little sister in hope 
of eternal life. 

LOUTPA EDWARDS COFFEY. 

Rufus, N. C. 



COMMUNICATION. 
Dear Broaicr <jUiU: 

i am fc-fucung yuu Sifter Thigpen's 
letter lo mo couceining ihe tuieves. 
Vo nope you cau givu n spcice in same 
issue inuL my re^iy app<_ars. inin-k 
it wouid 00 uouLOi- uuvicx stood. 

iLtope you and lamuy are well. 

\v lie joms me in luve lo you and 
yours. 

Your little brother, I trust, 

C. 13, HALL. 

Goldoboro, N. C. 
My Lear uroiucr Hall: 

i''or se\ oi ui days tue Scripture con- 
ceinnig vhe tv>o Uueves has been on 
my m.ud: "^md one or tne malefac- 
tois \»lije!i v.cve uaiigLd, railed on liim, 
say.ug, '11 iiiou be CuriSL, save Tny- 
Leu and us.' Lut tiic otner, amawer- 
ing, rebuked hiui, saying, 'Lobt not 
thou fear Liod, .seeing ihou art in the 
; 1 " And we in- 

. rceive the due re- 
I'dt this man hath 
. -1. o. And he said unto 
i remember me when 
iiuo Tiiy k.ngdom." And 
i;:o him, " V'erily I gay 
^;iay shalt thou be with 

iliicvcs were receiving 
I of their deeds; getting 
' <y deserved; they had 
i.c law and were receiT- 
i y, having committed a 
i.iust now duSt'er for it. 
i-ii; liieir own wrong doing and 

not rnolher's they must suffer for they 
wore the guilty ones, the sinners, rep- 
robates, the ones that deserved pun- 
!l■!on^, even death under the law. 
Whiie this other One that was crucified 
in their midst, had "done nothing 
DmisR, " and not only so but was "holy, 
horm^cp'^. undefiled and separate from 
sinners." 

Oh! Avhat a difference, the two of 
them receiving the due reward of their 



30 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



deeds, aud the Other, that spotless 
Lamo who died tuai buamej-Ul, iguuiu- 
inous deatii lor poor, vne wictciics 
wiio sougut ±iiiu uot. 

Vvliat a diii-ei^cuce uo \vu see ):i 
of these Lhite — one tuiei ranui^, 
the dymg K^aviour, jeeimg, bou.... 
Hun, saying, "il 'Jluou oe liie Lii.i;.., 
save Tuyseil and us," as mucn as \u 
say, "1 Qon't believe You arc — Olu ii 
I'ou are, prove it now by saving iiiy- 
self and us; how lull oi uiiDcixfi and 
derision his language was; hov/ oibuer 
and seoi-uful. 

But the other thief — poor, wretched 
mortal, like every poor sinner to whom 
Christ has been revealed — felt his eon- 
demnation was just, he knew he de- 
served this deatu, he was only coming 
into his own, was reaping what he had 
sown. What does he say '^ JDoes he say 
if Thou be the Christ? No. But, "Lord 
remember me when Thou eomest into 
Thy kingdom." Poor, miserable sin- 
ner, hovi'- did he know that this very 
One that was being crucitied by his 
side was Lord of lords and Kmg of 
kings, except by revelation, by Christ 
having been made known unto him. 

While he felt his condemnation just, 
he desired mercy — and is it not so with 
every poor, trembling s.nner who 
knows and feels they are guilty before 
God; how often does my own heavy 
heart cry out, "Oh! Lord remember 
me." I feel to be as this poor thief, 
deserving of nothing but death and de- 
struction, that this alone would be the 
due reward of my deeds. 

But 0 ! the greatest difference of all 
is in Him who was crucified in the 
midst of the thieves, this was "He, 
who knew no son, but was made sin for 
us that we might be made the right- 
eousness of God in Him." 

For we read that He bare our sins 
in His own body. Now the sins of 
this poor thief, just one man, was 
•nougli to bring death and did do it 



not only in this thief but we know that 
duaih pas.sed upon ail men for that 
iurvc .s.uiied: it then the sins of 

'■11'- i^K;ii ^. ■■.f cH!;,!;;,: uj ijiiiig death — 
i of the 
L viod, that 
', ihe only 
i u Stood as 
.!iu founda- 

.or the sins 

t'J- tiis ptwplc lu>\»' avv-i-ul was that 
aiig-ui.sh ho bore when lie ei'ied out, 
"iAiy God, iiy God, why hast Thou for- 
saken me?" 

Our natural minds cannot conceive 
of the wonderful love of God for his 
people causing Ixini 1o spare not His 
Own f5ou, but to send Him down into 
this siiiiul v.orld, make Him a "Man 
of sorrovs and acquainted with grief" 
to be aiilicted in all our afflictions and 
tem])ted i)i all j^oints like as we, yet 
without sin. 

i\Jy brother, I cannot write you along 
this line one one-hundredth part of 
Avhat I feel — when I think of this prev- 
ious hope I have, that this Jesus, in 
Whom tiiere was neither form nor 
comliness to the natural eyes, has lived 
for me, has borne my sins in His own 
body, died for me, but is now risen and 
ever liveth to make intercession for 
me ; this seems too great a hope for 
me, and yet somehow I have it and 
must live by it. 

You told me to write you and I have 
done what I could, but find it such a 
failure I would not send it were it not 
for the fact I believe you to be char- 
itable. 

With love to all I remain, 

IMost humbly, 
MARY JOHNSON THIGPEN. 
Wilson, N. C. 



"Be not forgetful to entertain 
striTirrfpc; . for thorebv some have en- 
tort'ii'iiod angels unawares. — Hebrews 
13-1." 



ZION'S LANDMAEK 



31 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient ianduiark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD .Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER Floyd. Va. 



VOL. XLIX NU!\IBER 2 



Entered at the pr stoffice at Wilson ag 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, DEC. 1, 1915. 



EDITORIAL. 

TO THE STRANGERS SCATTERED 
ABROAD. 
(First Peter 1:1-10.) 

This epistle is addressed to the 
strangers scattered abroad. It is a 
scattered tlock — the tiock of God 
w hich he hath purchased with Ilis own 
blood. Then does he not love it, and 
does it not belong to him? The Lord 
Jesus laid down his life for tliem. 

They are scattered abroad, strangers. 
They do not know their own standing. 
Pilgrims and strangers they are. Yet 
the foundation of God standeth sure, 
having tliis Koal, the Lord knoweth 
them tliat are Ilis. A truo mark of 
his sheep is a desire in each one of 
them to depart from iii;qnitv. 

Eleot ;-cco!din- ( . " ■ ' i. 
edge of God. IIk 
according;' to 1he f 

the Father, throv-:' , i , r; -,)]) c'l 
Ihe spirit, unto obedience and sprink- 
ling of the blood of Jesus Christ. This 
means salvation by grace. The selec- 
tion of the true church is of God, and 
not hy or through creature works. 



The obedience of Jesus Christ is the 
gx0.iou.s display of God's love. The 
obeditiice oi Jesus is perfect, and ail 
his oucdieuce uuLo death fuliilis the 
law. Tiie shedding or sprinkling of 
his blood cleanses from ail sin. So 
ihat when the i'ather elects his son 
uiito the obedience and shedding of 
his blood, or the giving of this prec- 
ious life, it justifies the believer from 
all things from which he could not be 
ju.stified by the law of Moses. 

To all these thus addressed grac« 
and peace be multiplied. Who shall 
lay anything to the charge of God's 
elect? 

IIoAv blessed is God, the Father of 
oui' Lord Jesus Christ, which, accord- 
ing to Ilis abundant mercy hath be- 
gotten us again unto a lively hope by 
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from 
the dead. Surely this is a lively hope 
unto which \\e are begotten again to 
an inho; i;;:nee that is incorruptible, 
and uiidc :K d. ;;iKl that fadeth not 
away, l escrvcd in heaven for you, who 
are kept by the power of God through 
faith unto salvation, ready to be re- 
vealed in the last time. 

What is there in this salvation that 
is not of the power of God? Can it 
fail? What is there of the merit or 
work of the creature that enters into 
it? or in anyway, causes it? This is 
the Lord's work, and it is marvelous 
in our eyes. 

Do you love this doctrine of God our 
Saviour? Would you have it other- 
wise if you could? Do you wish to 
hpve it changed, or adde,' to, or taken 
!' ■' How can people who desire a 
Ml dor-trine from this, show that 
God's elect? 

preached thi.s doctrine. The 
Holy Ghost reveals this doctrine and 
no other. 

The estate to which these heirs of 
promise are begotten is pure, perfect. 
The inhritance cannot be corrupted, 



32 



ZION'S LAXD^fARK 



nor dciilcd, 



nor does it ever fade 
; blessed heirs arc prc- 
invo tii!::-; csiatc bv the 
1 1 f 1 b 'Ih 



served, kcjit 
pouer 0) < 
faith IS preen iiis !i: -aiice i„ is obtained 
tnrouj'-h i i<j:\icv,uiiix ii-s of i^o^\ and 
our Saviour. 

This pAovv u recorvrd m hcp.v:u for 
the £a.iits. and Vo ready to be r.^vealcd 
in the last 1:nie, 

^Vherem you greaJy rcpire. Ibouph 
now loi- a eeiisoii ir ii.'/d b ' \-<.' iwo. lu 
heaving'3 throiic'f'. uij.iii-o.d liiimta- 
tions tLd 1 e 1 il t i 1 i \1 i u 
IS much riio:o pie i-ra^ ih:iu taat of 
: o'd l!i l c II k be 

tried v.iUi bre. m y-it be found uulO 
pr&ize and honor and ^.rhjry ai Ine 
a.n];earinrr ot Jesus Ciirist. 

Jenua shall come ac'ain. or aiopear 
a^'am. and to all them that love bn 



salva.ion. 
;i ve love 



1 lioi> 
' Acis 



appearing it will b( 
TVhom having r. 
Je^Uo h 3 ! I 

poarmg m v Li. b ik 
end of the woiid. "" 
must receive, until i 
tion of all things 
spoken by the moui 
prophets since tlie world began, 

3:21. 

He that believes iu Jesus hath the 
u-;tness in himself, and to all such 
Jerus is precious. They receive the 
end of their faith, which is the salva- 
tion of their souls. 

These are the ones that look unto 
Jesus, find are li'xhtened, and they 
shall welcome him when he appears 
again, and 1hey sbnll be caucbt up to 
heaven to bo ever v 'tb the Lord. 

"For this eorrnntibb^ miist put on 
incorrnption. and tliis morbal mupt jmt 
on immortality," 1st Tor. 1":5 3. 

When all this is fuiniled ibere shall 
be brought to pass the Ray'ng, that is 
written, "Death is swallowed up in 
victory." P. D. G. 



"AVhither thall I go from thy spirit, 
or vhillier shall 1 Lec from t.iy pres- 
ence ?" Tsa. 139-7. 

There is no i)iace from which the 
prcEcnce or sp rit of ijod can be ex- 
cluded, nor IS there any place or con- 
dition m v\'hich any shel er can be 
lound to hide anvone from the pres- 
ence of God. Bul when one is humbl- 
ed and taugat of dod to know his own 
noihins-ners and vani'v. Ihore is no 
place po JTOod. res ful. peaceful, holy 
and good as the prrscnce of 'God. 
Avhcn one is brorght to know his OAvn 
notnin'-ncps and v^orsliip God m spirit, 
and reiO:Co in Cbnut Jerus. and has no 
ccnf dcnce in 1be fi^sli. Ih.^re is rest 
and libertv in the fulness of God. and 
m i!:e [lal va.non of tl^e T^ord Jesus 
with eternal p-lorv. Eve hath'i'ot seen, 
nor e-^r heard, nei her b-^ve the Ihings 
I hat God has prepared for them that 
love Inm entered nto iho=^e that know 
him not: bur, thev are revral'-d unto 
us by his s]nrit. P. D. G. 



T;AW AND PROPIIKTS. 

For the law and the prophets wero 
' 'il Join the t^st, cii'-e then tha 
I. c'l'^ci I'S preached. 

[be law Avas given, or added after 
the Gospel was preaclied to Abra- 
ham, that the offense m'g'it abound. 
For by the law is the knowledge of 
sin. This is a divine declaration of 
what man should be and do. It is just, 
bolv and good. In so far as man 
fails to be and do what it commands 
in that far is man wrong. Since by 
tiie law is; the knowledge of sin. Tn- 
aFmn.ch as the law is a strai"'h<"dine 
with no crooks or departu^^e ^'n it, 
v-lipn it is anplied to man i'' shows 
his croolcedness. I bid not kno-'-n sin 
but by the law. The enmmandment 
came, and sin revived, and T d'cd. for 
T b'ld no^- known lust except the law 
bnd said. Thou shalt not covet. Then 
'the strength of sin is the law: for 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



where no law is, there is no condemna- 
tion. 

'iue sumer does not apply nor en- 
force ilie law. ine couauxandment 
comes. Tne axe is iaia at the root 
of vne tree, and every tree that briug- 
etn not tonn good truit is hewn down 
and cast into the fire. 

It is said in bcnpture, that by the 
deeds of tlie law snail no hesh living 
be justified. The law has no power 
to torgive sin, nor to grant repent- 
ance. 13ut by the law is the knowl- 
edge of sin. 

\vhat is one use of the prophets? 
(It is to foretell the coming of the 
just one who foretells of mercy for 
the lost justification for the ungodly, 
sanctihcation for all that hear the 
great prophet: for Moses by whom 
came the law said, "A prophet shall 
the Lord your God raise up unto 
you of your brethren like nnto me; 
him shall ye hear," Acts 7:37. Prophe- 
sy is foretelling salvation. There are 
many wonderful prophesies of the Old 
Testament Scriptures fortelling the 
coming of the Ju»t One who is from 
everlasting, who shall turn the hearts 
fit the fathers to the children, and 
the hearts of the children to the fath- 
ers, lest the Lord come and smite the 
earth with a curse. In such wonder- 
ful language is this, "For unto us a 
child is born, unto us a son is given: 
and the government shall be upon 
his shoulder; and his name shall be 
called Wonderful Counsellor, The 
mighty God, the Everlasting Father, 
the Prince of Peace. Of the increase 
;of his government and peace there 
shall be no end upon the throne of 
David, and upon his kingdom, to 
order it and to establish it with judg- 
ment and with justice from, hence- 
forth even forever. The zeal of the 
Lord of hosts will perform this," Isai. 
9 :6-7. 

Here is one of the most Avonderful 



and clear prophecies of the coming of 
(jie just <iO(i and Savior manifest in 
the tiesh to take away sin, and bring 
in everlasting righteousness in eind 
through the reign of him who is made 
of the seed of Uavid according to the 
ilcsh, but aeclared to be Son of G:/d 
with power by the resurrectiiu from 
the dead, and that there can be no 
failure of this, for the zeal of the Lord 
of hosts will perform this. 

Jesus came in the fiesh to establish 
the law, and fulfill all prophesy : ' ' The 
law and the prophets were until John, 
since then the kingdom of heaven i« 
at hand. The preaching of John wa« 
the introduction of the kingdom of 
Jesus Christ of the kingdom of hear- 
eii. The preaching of John was re- 
pent ye, for the kingdom of heaven 
is at hand, it is no long, far off do- 
minion as only of prophesy, but now it 
(is of fulfillment, or nigh unto yon. 
Of those born of woman one waa ac 
great as John the Baptist, yet he that 
is least in the kingdom of heaven is 
greater than John or than the great- 
est one born of woman. 

Does everyone born of woman re- 
ceive the preaching of John the Bap- 
tist? No the self-righteous rejected 
the kingdom of God against them- 
selves, not being baptized ■with the 
baptism of John which came from 
heaven. Men and women confesaing 
their sins were baptized of John im 
Jordan or in Enon near to Salem 
where tliere was much water. Johii 
3:28. 

This is the coming in of the Gospel 
dispensation. In the order is first the 
law by which is the knowledge of sin, 
then the promise of the coming of the 
Just One in prophecy, then the com- 
ing in of the Gospel in the preaching 
of John the Baptist who pointed out 
the Lamb of God that should take 
away the sin of the world. Then follow- 
ed the manifestation of the Redeemev 



2I0N'*S LAND:\IAniv 



who laid down ais xife for the sheep 
and-Wiiom bod raised from ihe dead 
and exalted a I'rmce and. a kjuviuar 
that repentance and me forgivencsa of 
Bin should be preaclied in Ins name 
among all nations begxnn.ng at Jeru- 
salem, and by him ail that believe 
should be justihed from all things 
from which tney could not be justiued 
by the law of Moses. 

In the kmgaom of heaven which is 
among men lue marks and iruits man- 
ilesiea are luiniug away liom sin or 
repentance toward Uod and laitli m 
tuo Liord oesui Cnrist. Jonn said lo 
the muiiiiudes iliat came to hiui for 
baptibm, "lirmg lortu iruiis wortny 
ot repentance, and tiiiuk not to say 
witiiiu yourseiveb we nave Abraham lo 
our iaUier: for 1 say unto you lual 
(jrod is aoie to these stones to raise 
up children uiitO Abranam, Luke 3:i->i, 

John was an exceedingly humoie 
man, tor he said, no man can re 
ce.Ye anything except it be given him 
from heaven, John b:2(. 

John preached ihe power rf Jesus — 
that God is able of these .-rones to 
raise up seed unto Abraham, and that 
& man can receive nothing except it 
be given unto him from heaven. 

The kingdom of Jesus is spiritual, 
and therefore it is not by might nor 
by power, but by my spi it, sa Ih the 
Lord. God's people receive the khig- 
dom of heaven as a little child. 

Less than the least is the ch:iracter 
of the Lord's humble poor. But wor- 
thy is the Lamb of God who was 
slain. 

The kingdom of God FufPtreth vio- 
lence, and the violent take it by force. 
They took John the Bapt'st by vio- 
lence and condemned and be' efid<"'d 
him for the r'gh^eous act of his in 
rebukinj? Herod who took his brotlier's 
wife. With wicked hands they cruci- 
fied .Tosns befaupe He toVI the truth 
in confessing He was the Son of God. 



(How just and lowly Avas John, and 
\yUiil a, scene Wad liiCic wi.uob..cd m 
llic ciuciuXiou ox iiic ton ol Uod. 

lue (jospei IS preucxied wnicli is the 
wisdom and povver or Ood uuto salva- 
tion LO everyone mat beiievetn. Urace 
and tium aic muluplied in the salva- 
tion of tne redeemed iamily of Uod, 
not according lo man's A\orks, but 
accordnig to God 's purpose, and grace 
given us in Clirist Jesus befoie the 
world began and througii tiie washing 
of regeneration, and renewing of the 
Holy (jihost, which .s preached unto ua 
in the name and by the power of the 
Lord Jesus, and by the Holy Ghost 
sent down from heaven. P. D. G. 



WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE 
NIGHT. 

The answer is tiie morning cometh 
and also the night Isa. 21 :12. 

There is cliiierenee between tl>«i 
morning and the night. Tlie morning 
is bright in light and opens with joy. 
The niglit drapes in sorrow the end 
of blackness. 

The Avatchman sitting whole nights 
may be weary with the dull labor, 
though day may come with gladness 
to some, but to others it may be a 
night of much gloom and darkness. 

Whnt is Ihe prosi^eet now as it is 
niarl.ed. on the d al of tini": lor time 
has its conrfc to run. We cannot 
point out its schf^dulc, nor antieijiate 
its unfo'dings; but as the wlu'ol of 
time rolls wc may note the evolntinna 
pnd answer vliat of the lionr. How 
far hfis t'me disclosed the events fast 
unf.i ding? 

We ro;ul that Ihcre sliall be wars 
and rumors of wars, but llie end is 
not yet. We see now an unusual 
shook of these wnrr'ng forees uT^dden- 
ed with fiorre arger, and bereft of 
their fenpes. We are surprised at \h\r* 
display of fierce pass'ons. Men liad 
begun to say peace had mnde such 



ETON'S LANDMARK 



S5 



progress that there will be no moro 
wars. There is such an abounduiy of 
beuevoleiice and good will produced 
by Him who makes wars to cease to 
the ends of the earth, that nations 
shall learn war no more, and peace 
shall reign, lor men shall beat iheir 
swords into plow shares, and their 
spears into pruning hooks. But wliy 
standing armies, weapons of warfare, 
forts, barracks, cannon, heavy taxes 
so burdensome to the home? "Why the 
study of war as a science and a bloody 
art? 

The genius of men is busj' in whet- 
ting and sharpening tools to slay with. 
Cruelty with its cunning and hate de- 
vours, and men forget the rights of 
others, and in their fury drive on to 
the grave. 

Their morals are formed on a stand- 
ard that is hypocritical. Men profess- 
ing to love each other study to de- 
ceive, get the advantage of otiiers, and 
thus make might their standard of 
right. 

The man of God is thoroughly fur- 
nished nn^o all good work. The Bible 
does not fail to point out the way of 
righteousness whirh is plain to liim 
that loves righteousness and warns of 
the bloody end of those that &o not 
wa+oh as well as pray. 

The general his+orv of mankind is 
waxincr worFp and Avorse. IIow long 
did Adam abide in h(;nnr after liis 
creation? /Ml flesh corrupts his way. 
Foon J* dam is d''ivnn out of Rden, and 
the pnrth is cursed for mnn's snke. 

The flood in a few Inindred years 
icomes from al)nve and beneath and 
drowns all but eight souls. 

A T1PW world rises un with the ciin 
of the nrevnlenpo of Coal's faithful- 
ness morp elearlv witnes.i'^d 

A r>of>n1iar rafp wi+h Ab^nhnm as 
itc! fa+hpr a-nnpors on +hf p+acTP. '^nd 
tpiV- +n him fa^-p to ffop. tbp pl^iVlron 
of Abraham sm'onvn fonr hnndrorj and 
thirty years in the rich country of 



Egypt a country abounding in "wealth 
and invention, yet iull of fai&e gods, 
feooii false gods fail before the won- 
derful righteous power of God, and 
they came out of i^gypt enriched with 
the gifts of Egypt. They walked dry 
shod through the Red Sea, and the 
Egyptians attempting to do this ar« 
drowned. 

There Israel sings a song of triumph 
to the Lord. But how soon they for- 
get their Deliverer and woriship idol*. 

During their dwelling in the prom- 
ise land so many years they prattict 
in the haunts of hypocrisy, and show 
that neither judgment nor mercies 
purge them of their secret practices 
of witchcraft and idolatry. This de- 
parture from the Lord increases until 
the whole head is sick, and the whole 
heart is faint, and God sends Judah 
and Benjamin into idolatrous Babylon 
for 70 j^ears to learn in the bitter 
bonda^lipB cruel oppression the hea\'y 
hand of-false religion. 

The long promised day arrives 
when good news and glad tidings of 
great joy unto all people arrives, "For 
unto US a child is born, unto us a son 
is given : and the government shall be 
on his shoulder: and his name shall 
be called Wonderful, Counfellor, the 
IMiglity God, the Everlasting Father, 
the Prince of Peace," Tsai. 9:6. 

Tt looked like as his name was 
heralded that wars should cease, and 
sorrows should soon flee away, and sin 
end, and death be swallowed up in 
victory. But it does not come as man 
thinks it will. 

Will not all men hail Jpsns who 
shall save his peonle from their sins? 
No. the chief priest and the rulers 
among the .Tp^-s slmll conspire np-ainst 
him, and dplivpr Min in+o ^^p hnnds 
of tlip Gpntiles. and ho shall be eruei- 
flpd. tbp most shnrnpfiiHv treated one, 
yet holy, and -^'-ithont sin. 

Was not this forpshadoirpd by 
prophecy and by example? Joseph, n 



ZION'S LANDMAKK 



type of Jesus, was sold into bondage ; 
they rejected Moses; they stoned the 
prophets; they said we will not have 
this man (Jesus) to reign over us. 
Still when he was revealed the chief- 
fst among ten thousand, and the One 
^altogether lovely to his chosen people 
they loved, worshipped and served 
him gladly. 

Many preach him as they think, and 
have their schools, societies, organiza- 
tions, their doctrines and their church- 
M with their thousands of followers 
and fair show in the flesh, and hasten- 
ing on the millennium as they sup- 
pose, when wars shall cease and there . 
■hall be universal peace, a show of 
love, brotherly kindness, charity 
among men, having a form of godli- 
ness, but denying the power thereof. 

There are many lo heres and lo 
theres, each one preaching that it is 
left with man to decide this matter, 
and any profession will do ilBrycai give 
your heart to God. ^* 

The night cometh and also the 
morning. What a night of darkness 
it ii. The number of false denomina- 
tions is the number of a man. It is 
man's works. The deceiver of the 
whole world leads captive in the form 
of a religion which wonders after the 
beast and false prophet, and the man 
of sin. 

Paul tells us in the last days peril- 
ous times shall come. "For men 
shall be lovers of their own selves, 
coveteous, boasters, proud, blasphem- 
ers, disobedient to parents, unthank- 
ful, unholy 2nd Tim. 3:2 etc; also: 
"For the time ' will come when they 
will not endure sound doctrine; but 
after their own lusts shall they heap 
of themselves teachers, having itching 
ears; and they shall turn away their 
ears from the truth, and shall be turn- 
ed unto fables," 2nd Tim. 4:3-4. 

Where have most of the persecu- 
tions come from that oppress the 



lowly followers of Jesus U They hava 
come from the bloody persecuting 
power of false religion. 

Consider the last Book of the New 
Testament v.-hich shows the difference 
between the true church of the Lord 
J esus ; and Mystery Babylon with her 
daughters, false religion. The Lamb 
who stood as slain from the founda- 
tion of the world, and his followers 
enduring and worshipping him, and 
the mother of harlots and abomina- 
tion of the earth, led by the old ser- 
pent that deceives the whole world. 
These powers are now in the conflict. 
The Lamb of God, the leader of His 
sufl'ering and humble followers, show- 
ing forth the glory of the Gospel, and 
the persecuting powers of opposition. 
Now the war is raging Gog and Magog 
are in the conflict. They that take 
the sword shall perish with the sword. 
God's people, the followers of Jesus, 
are not those that take the sword. 
They endure persecution for the 
truth's sake. 

The night cometh. Darkness is upon 
the earth. But the morning deliver- 
ance also comes to all that follow 
Jesus. 

Je^s, Lord of lords and King of 
kings shall be revealed from heaven, 
taking vengeance on them that know 
not God, but shall come with glorious 
power of redemption to all them that 
love his appearing and the dead 
5n Christ shall rise first, and they, 
living that look for his appearing 
shall be changed in a moment, and 
together shall they be caught up to 
meet the Lord in the air, and so shall 
they ever be with the Lord. 

P. D. G. 



"Why do thy disciples transgress 
the tradition of the elders? For they 
Avash not their hands when they eat 
bread. But he answered and said unto 
them. Why do ye also transgress the 



ZION'S LAXDilAEK 



37 



Commandment of God by your tradi- 
tion?" Matt. 15:2-3. 

Who authorized the traditions of 
men as of any authority in rompari- 
son with the commandment of (iod? 
Jesus said, in vain do they worship 
Me teaching for doctrines the com- 
mandments of men. That is drawing 
nigh with the mouth, Avhen the heart 
is far off. 

The commandment of God is "Honor 
thy father and thy mother and he 
that curseth father or mother let him 
die the death. But ye say, if a man 
shall say to his father or mother it 
is cosban, that is to say, a g;ft, by 
whatsoever thou mightest be prohted 
by me, he shall be free, making the 
Avord of God of none effect by their 
tradition. For instance, if a man 
should say to his father or his mother, 
I have vowed my time or my service 
to God, therefore I am free or released 
from serving you. Now this one puts 
what he substitutes in the place of 
God's commandment tlie tradition of 
men. Can the elders, the scribes, or 
the Pharisees, the preachers, or teach- 
ers, or any set or class of men, set 
up any of their teachings, or orders, 
or resolutions in the place of God's 
Commandments, and thus teach for 
doctrines the commandments of men? 

They teach that children should do 
as they say, instead of obeying their 
father and mother. They say that 
these children belong to the Sunday 
school, or something else that men 
have' originated and devised, and 
hence they are free from any obliga- 
tion to serve their father and mother. 

Can anything that men can devise 
or teach take the place of the word 
or commandment of the Lord? No, 
never. The word of the Lord is as 
binding today as it was at the first. 
Why do men make void the word of 
the Lord, or transgress the word of 
the Lord by their traditions! If men 



had the fear of God in them they 
never would dare to put the feeble 
word or will of man in place of the 
command of God. 

The teaching of God is suited or 
adapted to the condition of his people. 
By the lav," is the knowledge of sin. 
As men are taught of God they are 
able to eat strong meat. That does 
not dispense with the need of milk 
in its place. He qualifies His servants 
to teach, but it is to teach the word, 
doctrine or commandments of the 
Lord God ahvays. God is of one mind, 
unchangeable, perfect. Let God be 
true but every man a liar. 

Do we pray to change the mind of 
the Lord about anything? No: we 
are the ones in need of help. Do we 
pi-ay to instruct the Lord? No: we 
desire to know what his will is, or 
that he would work in us to do his 
will. When we are in trouble we pray 
that God would undertake for us, 
change us, reconcile ns to his will, or 
change our condition. We do not 
think to help or instruct or direct the 
Lord. 

It is said to me if we do not think 
our prayers change the Lord, or in- 
struct or influence him, then why do 
we pray or preach? We pray, preach 
and teach that the Lord is perfect, 
and is unchangeable, and of one mind, 
and nothing can cliange him. Some 
people do not seem to know this. The 
creature is what needs the change, 
and the Lord is able to change him, 
for the Lord has all power both in 
heaven and on earth. "Men aught al- 
ways to pray, and not to faint." If 
any is afflicted let him pray. 

If we have the love and fear of 
God in us we do not desire for the 
Lord to change, but there we need 
Lord to change, but there are things 
in us and of us we desire changed. We 
need mercy, and we believe the Lord is 
able to save us if he is willing. We 



38 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



know that salvation is by grace, and 
we know that man's works are what 
have brought him into his wretched 
state. AVickedness does not proceed 
from God who cannot do wrong, but it 
is by men it came, and by sin came 
death." "0 Israel thou hast destroyed 
thyself, but in me is thine help," is 
the blessed teaching of the Lord God. 

P. D. G. 



WONDERFUL COMPANIONSHIP 
' ' I wisdom dwell Avith prudence, and 
find out knowledge of witty inven- 
tions." Prov. 8:12. 

My fatlier, when I Avas a lad often 
remarked, a man is known by the 
company he keeps. One shows his 
character by his companionship, or by 
the nature and character of his com- 
pany. To enjoy the company of the 
wise and prudent shows that the per- 
son thus choosing loves that kind of 
company. A wise man does not love 
the company or conversation of the 
fool, nor does the fool love the com- 
panionship of the Avise. We do not 
often see the drunkard enjoying the 
company of the sober-minded, nor the 
obscene the chaste conversation of 
such as love purity of speech. Out 
of the same fountain does not come 
both sweet and bitter water, nor do 
men gather good fniit of an evil tree. 
Everything in the order of creation 
has its association of like nature. 
Birds of like feather flock together. 

In the character of Jesus Christ 
there is no exception, for he has 
the power and rejoices in the pleasure 
of raising the fallen, cheering the 
faint, of putting his own wisdom and 
purity in those who feel they are not 
worthy of the least of his favors. He 
puts his love and his truth in the in- 
ward parts of all that abhor them- 
selves as vile. He also quickens the 
dead, and implants within them the 
spirit and love of eternal life, turning 



them from the love of sin and dead 
Avorks unto and inl.c the service of 
the living and true God, conforming 
them unto and into the image of like- 
ness of his OAvn holiueis : for he puts 
upon and Avithin them his exceed ng 
beauty and comeliness saying unto His 
Father, unto Avhom He presents them 
Avith exceeding joy and \\i hout spot. 
Those he has given unto the Son, such 
as by nature Avere children of Avrath, 
but shining in the obedience of Jesus 
Christ he presents to His Father Avith 
exceeding joy, those Avhom the Father 
hath given him saying, "Here am I, 
and the children Avhom Thou hast 
given me." 

Wisdom is personified in the Lord 
Jesus as dAvelling Avith prudence, find- 
ing out luiowledge of Avitty inven- 
tions. Surtly this is Avonderful com- 
panionship, Avithout an equal. J^sus 
is Avondei'ful in counsel, and excellent 
in performing. Nothing is too hard 
for the Lord to do. He does the will 
of his Father, and the pleasure of the 
Lord prospers in his hand. He not 
only destroys the Avorks of the devil, 
but puts upon these vessels of mercy 
aforeprepared unto glory the exceed- 
ing comeliness of his righteousness, 
for he is made of God un+o us Avisdom, 
and righteousness, and sanctification, 
and redemption, that our glorying 
might be in the Lord. So great and 
marvelous are the things that Jesus 
does for and in his people that they 
are ennbled to believe these Avonderful 
things by the same poAver Avherebv God 
ra'sed up Christ from the dead, and 
gave him grace and glory, that cur 
faith and hope mifrht be in God, so 
that he that believeth hath tlie Avit- 
ness in h^'mpelf. and is kppt by the 
power of God through fai+h unto sal- 
vation, ready to be revealed in the 
last times. 

Wisdom dwells with prurience; 
hence all the doings of Avisdom are 



DION'S LANDMARK 



39 



safe and pure. For prudence is so 
careiui aud lioly, sale aud bure, tliat 
there eau be iio fauure eictier in tue 
counsel or perlormanee of this wou- 
deriui counsel, lor the counsel of 
peace is beiweeu them both. 

\vheu Adam smned and felt he was 
naked aud ashamed, he and Eve 
sought to cover their nakedness with 
fig-leaf aprons. Tins is Adam's first 
invention so far as we have read, but 
it aitogetUer tailed to do what they 
purposed, jjuc wnen ti.e wisdom whicn 
is liom heaven that is first of all pure 
and dwelling aud takiiig counsel with 
prudence, and i,nd.ng out ihis knowl- 
edge of Witty inveniions, altogether 
outwiiting tue serpent, and making 
the wrath of man to praise him, its 
wonderful execution is to destroy the 
works of the devil, and to make the 
wrath of man to praise God. How 
pure this wisdom is and how perfect. 

The Lord possessed this true wis- 
dom in the beg.nning of his way, be- 
fore^his works of old. It was set up 
from everlasting, from the beginning, 
or even the earth was. When there 
were no depths, nor heights, before 
the mountains were brought forth, 
wisdom was there. Before the' earth 
was. or the small dust of Ihe balance, 
or the highest part of the earth was 
laid, wifdom was there. Then wisdom 
was with God as one rpj icing daily 
in his delight, rejoicing in the habit- 
able part of h's ra t'-', ard wi".:'om's 
delights were v\ith the fons of men. 
Jesus from the beginning took pleas- 
ure in and among the pons of men. 

What a gift is wi^r'om. How bless- 
ed to watch at wisdom's gate^. and 
hear her rounsel, and give n-ond heed 
to her ways. P. D. 0. 



CHARGES CLEARED. 

To Whom It May Concern: 

Wl-ierepR it is repo^+ed that certain 
Brethren have recently been circulat- 



ing matters of a detrimental nature 
agdJiisi i:.iaer d. Vv . \v^atL and, 

Vvneieas i am cogni/.aiit of ail the 
factS relating to aii tue reports wuich 
have been cucuiated againsi him for 
tne last six years or more, having 
heaid them ail vented in a trial at 
wUicn i acicd as moderator, where the 
accusers and tne accused were face 
to face; 

Tuerefore this is to certify that Eld. 
J. W. Wyatt, about fourteen months 
ago, had a hearing at Roanoke City 
tiimitive Baptist Church, of which 
church he wan a member, with his 
accusers, as witnesses, present, and all 
maittis were gone lUtO, and tuorougU- 
ly silted as to ail cnarges prior to 
tne date of hearmg, and adequate 
penalty mhicted for all guilt, which 
penally has been fully paid, and JKld. 
J. \V. \vyatt stands tree and clear 
of all charges or accusations against 
him prior to the dale of his trial. 
At the trial his accusers agreed to 
abide the decision of the church and 
therefore if they or anyone entertain, 
mention or circulate any matter 
against Eld. J. W. Wyatt which he 
has paid for according to the ruling 
of the church which tried him, that 
party becomes a gross transgressor 
and perser-ntor and should be dealt 
with by his home church. 

This done In behalf of Gospel oi'der. 

J. C. HURST, Mod. 

Roanoke, Va. 



Elder Jonah Williams was born in 
Wayne county, North Carolina, on Oc- 
tober 25th, 1844, and lived on his farm 
until a few years ago when he moved 
to Wilson, in Wilson county, where 
he died April 20, 1915, in the seventy- 
first year of his life. 

He was married January 4th, 1867 
to Mrs. Pleasant Battle of Edgecombe 
county, N. C. and to this union three 
children were born, one son and two 



40 



ZION'S LANDilARK 



daughters. An only daughter survives 
hiUi, uiiu sue, uii-c uuLu iio±- iciLiicr uuu 
moiiier, is an mtciii^i^UL aiiu jLuua^>Lii- 
ous \vomau. 

liioiiier Williams was a suecessful 
faiiuer aud eiijuytd lue respeci, and 
esteem oi nis iiciguuors, beiiig idiCui-u 
in every relation ot iile. 

b.e joined lue xiimitive liaptisL 
churcn ai jnycocK, \^ucar uis numej 
auouL loriy yvaiti ago and \vah uap- 
tized by iiider w m. w oouard, remain- 
ing a laiiuiul and duvoubd memuer 
there (^and ueaig uy mat cnUi.eu iiuur- 
ated to ei.cici!5(j in puune ins gut Vviiieh 
tiie cnurca saw tuat ne mamrebLeuy, 
and until aoout twenty yeais ago, lie 
and otUers oOLained letters oi ui^^mis- 
sion trom iiy oOv^lis and oaier cuurcues 
nearby m i^iack Creek Association and 
were by tiie wliite brethren ol tuat ^-i-S- 
sociation organized into a church 
known as 'turner's Swamp church. 
Upon the organization of this church, 
(the first organized colored Baptist 
church) in this section of the country, 
■"jnmediately he was called by them a.s 
their pastor, whereupon, those same 
white brethren duly organized him to 
the full work of the Gospel ministry. 

Elder Williams was an active and 
very useful minister, and like Moses 
he "was faithful in all his houses," 
faithfully declaring the "Doctrine of 
God our Savior," not shunning "to de- 
clare all the Counsel of God," faith- 
ful to "reprove, rebuke and exhort," 
incessantly laboring for the peace and 
■R'elfare of the church, and in these 
things he was abundantly successful, 
so that we believe he could truly say 
with the Apostle, when the time of his 
departure came, "I have fought a good 
fight; I have finished my course, hence- 
forth there is laid up for me a crown 
of righteousness Avhir-h the Lord, the 
Righteous Judfre, shall nrive mo at that 
day," and we believe that he was fully 



prepared by the Spirit of God, when 
the hnal summons came, to "depart 
and be with Christ" and that he is 
now "Asleep in Jesus," and realizing 
the blessedness of those "which die in 
the Lord" that he is "resting from his 
labors and his works do follow him, 
and that his "waking in the resurrec- 
tion will be "supremely blest," 

The funeral was conducted by Elder 
P. D. Gold who preached an able and 
very comforting discourse. 

Written at the request of the churcli 
at Turner's Swamp. 

HENRr S. REID, Clerk. 

The foregoing obituary of our be- 
loved pastor, Jiilder Jonah Williams, 
written at our request by our Clerk, 
Brother H. S. Reid, read m conference 
today, received and ordered to be re- 
corded by our clerk in our church book, 
and that a copy of same be sent to 
Elder Jonah William's daughter, and 
also a copy of same be sent to "Zion'g 
Landmark" for publication. 



FRANK HENRY BOLING. 
On May the 29th, 1915, the death an- 
gel visited the home of Mr.^and Mrs. 
W. E. Boling and took from them 
their infant son, aged 3 months and 
six days. 

Little Frank was a large and beau- 
tiful child to look upon. But he was 
only budded on earth to bloom in 
heaven. He leaves a father, mother, 4 
brothers and three sisters. 

Little Frank has gone to rest 

To reign with God forever blest. 
His little tongue will always praise, 
A Saviour's love and redeeming grace. 

Sorrow not that your darling has 
fallen aslorn. Wake him not if you 
could for his rest is sweeter and purer 
than mortni opn know, away in the 
home of the blest. GRANDMA. 



DION'S LANDIVIAfiK 



41 



OBITUARY. 

Departed tliis iile beptember 26, 
1915, J\irs. Martha ^loiik, wido\, ot 
the late (Jliaries Monk, aud sister ol 
Elder T. Y. Monks. A lovely sister 
has gone to her reward, which must 
be joy unspeakable and eternal bliss. 
She was entering her four score years, 
and had been a consistent member oi 
Mt. Lebanon Church, Durham C juuty, 
for forty-eight years. To know iwi 
was to love her; and the attributes of 
pure womanhood were hers; the r;id- 
iance of which cast sunshine into the 
lives of all with whom she came in 
contact. If it is possible for one to 
live so long a life, and always keep in 
the "straight and narrow way," it 
seems, that it can be said of her. A 
sweet smile of angelic loveliness, al- 
ways greeted the brethren and sisters 
when she was blessed to fill her seat 
at meeting. She could tell you of the 
glorious days of old when peace reign- 
ed supreme, and the church was a 
Unit indeed and in truth. She could 
tell of the time before the "love of 
money was waxing cold," and of the 
time when the world, and all the lust 
thereof, were thrown aside for the 
"assembling of ourselves together." 
With these bright lights behind, and 
with the darkness that now confronts 
us, this dear sister met it all with 
fortitude, knowing that the One at the 
helm was steering the ship" accord- 
ing to His ovm purpose and grace," 
and will likewise carry it into the har- 
bor, with all on board; not a hoof of 
'redeemed family to be left behind; 
this she steadfastly believed and had 
the words ever present to express. We 
are told in the Scriptures; that "It 
is not in man that walketh to direct 
his steps." This being correct, how 
beautifully were her steps directed; 
her words too, were always fitly spok- 
en or as nearly so as possible in this 



life. Our dear sister has gone to her 
long home, her dust shall return to 
the earth as it was, and the spirit 
shall return unto (iod who gave it." 
This world is all a fleetiug shore 

tor man's delusions given 
Deceitful shine ; deceitful show. 

There's nothing true but heaven." 

Lizzie Holden Garrard. 



Warfare in the Blood. 

In the constant struggle ol the army 
of phagocytes lu the blood against an 
opposing iumy of bacteria and other 
noxious matter, the element most 
necessary m the battle for health is 
fresli air. 

The air supply is received through 
tlie lungs and respiratory tract. 

When lungs, throat and nostril* are 
engorged by colds, sore throat, croup, 
etc., the air cannot reach the mem- 
branes and through them the blood, 
because of this barrier of engorge- 
ment. 

. Hence the phlegm should be loosen- 
ed and thrown off, that the air supply 
to the blood may be ample. 

This object is attained by the lib- 
eral use of Mentholatum on chest ajtd 
throat and in the nostrils. 

The volatile aromatics of the Men- 
tholatum encourage the loosening ani 
expectoration of the phlegm. 

For this reason Mentholatum is al- 
most indispensable in cases of sere 
throat, colds, catarrh and croup, alee 
effective for chapped hands and lipe. 



Try Murine Eye Remedy 

If you have Red, Weak, Watery Xy«6 
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart 
—Soothes Eve Pain. Druggists S«ll 
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 50e. 
Murine Eye Salve 'in Aseptic Tubes, 
2Sc, 50c. Eye Books Free bv Mail. 

An Eye Tonic Good for All Eyes that Ns'ed Car* 
Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Chlcaso 

Let thy thoughts all be for good. 

P. D. G. 



42 



ZIOX'S LANDMARK 



Great New Health Discovery. 

That dyspepsia, iiidigest.ou, bilious- 
ness ana so-caiied kiuucy UoaDie are 
not real aibcases ol lue scomacli, iivor 
or kidneys, as supposed, but are 
merely sympioms wnieU vauisn like 
magie under the inliuence ol roniiac, 
the new heaiih disscovery, is now 
thoroughly proven and overwhelming- 
ly demonstrated by scientists of llie 
medical world. The scientists have 
discovered that the stomach, liver and 
kidney are the Tripod of Health; that 
they are not independent organs, as 
supposed, but are so intimately re- 
lated in their , work that they all im- 
mediately suffer when one is in dis- 
tress. It is like a row of blocks stand- 
ing on ends, when one falls it knocks 
another and that, another until they 
-xre all down, indigestion, gas, palpi 
tation, dizziness, coated tongue, bad 
ta«te, foul breath, sallow skin, head- 
ache, faintness, nervousness, the blues, 
stiftback, rheumatic and neuralgic 
pains, getting up at night, lack of 
energy and loss of flesh, — all these are 
merely symptoms of an unbalanced 
tripod rather than diseases, for they 
all disappear under the iufluence of 
this new discovery which acts by re- 
storirg the liiilanoe to the tripod of 
health. This clears up a mystery 
which had baffled the medical pro- 
fession. 

The ingredients of Pontiac Tablets, 
which have been heralded as the great- 
est corrective yet devised for the 
stomach, liver and kidneys, are all of 
vegetable origin and have all been 
thoroughly tested and approved in the 
great hospitals of the world. The com- 
bination is new, delightful, pleasant 
and wonderfully eflFective in restoring 
tie equilibrium of these organs. 

Readers of this magazine who are 
annoyed with any of the symptoms 
mentioned above are cordially invited 



fry the nc v' ji'.aitli discovery. Send 
no iiioney, simply say, '"c^ena me one 
huudiCd i. ouuac lauiets on trial, wiih 
daecuons, and if 1 am pleased Witn 
tne resuiLS i agree to rem.t the price, 
hity cents, wituin one month, if i am 
not pleased i promise to report same 
to you within a month and you agree 
TO H ike no ciiarg:;. ' This plan has 
been adopted to inspire the conudence 
of the public everywhere and to as- 
sure you of its genuineness, thus gee- 
ting the discovery into general public 
use immediately. Address tha Poniiac 
Company, 26 North Broad tit., Dept. 
(4-(Jj, Atlanta, Ga., Authorized Dis- 
tributors for the Southern Stales. 

Note : It may be several months be- 
fore this Preparation will reach your 
local pharmacy; in the meantime order 
by mail ironi the Distx-ibutors. Read- 
ers are requested to call the attention 
of their suffering fricnda to this an- 
nouncement. As the sfTects are sim- 
ply wonderful and most delightful 
your kindness will merit their lasting 
gratitude. 



Send us your Job Work. 



DAIKTY COOK BOOK FREE. 

We will send you hliEE a copy of 
our new 1916 recipe book "Dainty 
Desserts for Dainty People," for the 
name of your grocer. This book ia 
illustrated in colors and will sliow you 
how to make your CHRISTMAS CAN- 
DIES at home. It also contains recipes 
for the daintest Desserts, Jellies, Pud- 
dings, Salads, Ice Creams, etc. If you 
a 2e st',m|) we will send you .i 
fall pint sample of KXOX SPARK- 
LING GRANULATED GELATINE, or 
for 15c a two quart package, if your 
procer does not sell it. 
KNOX GST.AT^NE. 201 Knox Ave., 
JOHNSTOWN, N. Y. 



Send us your Job Printing. 



Z ION'S LANDMARK 



43 



SAGE TEA DANDY 
TOOAKKLNHAIR 



It's Grandmother's Recipe to Bring; 
Back Color and Lustre to Hair. 

You can turn gray, faded hair beau- 
tifully dark and lustrous almost over 
night if you'll get a 50-cent bottle of 
"Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com- 
pound" at any drug store. JlilHoDS 
of bottles of this old, famous Sage 
Tea Recipe are sold annually, says a 
■well-known druggist here, because it 
darkens the hair so naturally and 
evenly that no one can tell it has been 
applied. ' [ 

Tliose whose hair is turning gray, 
hcoming faded, dry, scraggly and 
tliin have a s.irprise aAvaiting tliem, 
because af^fi' rr.e or two applications 
the gray bair \f.nishes and your locks 
bccom? liixip-ijmtly dark and beauti- 
ful — all dandruff goes, scalp itching 
and falling hair stops. 

This is the age of youth. Gray- 
h.Tired. unattractive folks aren't want- 
ed aronnd. ko pet buRv with "Wyeth's 
Saj?e PTid Snlphnr toninrht and you'll 
be delighted with yonr dark, hand- 
some h^'T- and vnnr vouthful appear- 
ance within a few days. 



Easy Breathing a Luxury. 

To persons ahlicied with catarrh or 
severe iioud coids the diiliculty of 
breathing is a great burden. 

'Ihe deiective aeration of the blood, 
through lack of contact between the 
air iniialed and tiie mucous membrane 
of the lungs, produces headaches, de- 
pression and lower health conditions, 
because the blood is not properly puri- 
fied. • 

Under such conditions Mentholatum 
should be applied within the nostrils. 
Its aromatic oils penetrate to tho 
niembranes and tickle them to greater 
activity. 

Tiie secretions become more active, 
loosening the coagulations which cover 
the membranes, encouragiiv., the clear- 
ing of the air passages. 

Then comes the good fresh air in 
satisfying volume, direct to the mem- 
branes, purifying the blood. 

]\Ientholatum is antiseptic and ger- 
micidal, encouraging the restoration 
of inflamed parts, and has proven very 
useful as well in relieving croup, sore 
throat and chapped skin. 



Elder J. A. Ashbum. 

Ashboro— Dec. 27 at night, Old Mt 
Tabor— 28; funeral of Wm. F. and 
IMassah Trogdon. 



ECZEMA 

IS CURABLE. Write me today and 
1 will send you a free trial of my 
mild, soothing guaranteed treatment 
that will prove it. Stops the itch and 
heals permanently. 

Dr. Cannaday, 1226 Park Square, 
Sedalia, Missouri, 




Purely Vegetable— Not Narcotic 



44 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



IF KilNEYS ACT 
BAITAKESALT!! 

Says Backache is Sign You Have Been 
Sating Too Much Meat. 

When you wake up with back- 
ash* and dull misery in the kidney 
region it generally means you have 
been eating too mjuch meat, says a 
well-known authority. Meat forms 
uric acid which overworks the kidneys 
in their effort to filter it from the 
blood and they become sort of par- 
alyzed and loggy. When your kid- 
neys get sluggish and clog you must 
relieve them, like you relieve your 
bowels; removing all the body's uri- 
nous waste, else you have backache, 
sick headache, dizzy spells; your 
stomach sours, tongue is coated, and 
iwhen the weather is bad you have 
rheumatic twinges. The urine is 
cloudy, full of sediment, channels 
often get sore, water scalds and you 
are obliged to seek relief two or three 
times during the night. 

Either consult a good, reliable phy- 
sician at once or get from your phar- 
macist about four ounces of Jad Salts; 
take a tablespoonful in a glass of 
water before breakfast for a few days 
and your kidneys will then act fine. 
This famous salts is made from the 
aeid of grapes and lemon juice, com- 
bined with lithia, and has been used 
for generations to clean and stimu- 
late sluggish kidneys, also to neutral- 
ize acids in the urine so it no longer 
irritates, thus ending bladder weak- 

BM*. 

Jad "Salts is a life saver for regu- 
lar meat eaters. It is inexpensive, 



cannot injure and makes a delightful, 
(effervescent lithia-water drink. 



MARGARET A. MYERS 

Died December 26, 1911, aged 70 
years. She was a member of New 
Zion. Primitive Baptist Church. Elder 
Marshal Williams, pastor of New Zion 
church, whom she loved very much, 
preached for her about two weeks be- 
fore she dlid. She enjoyed hearing 
him so much. The last Hymn she 
tried to sing was "How Lost Was My 
Condition, etc." When she was dy- 
ing she raised her hands and said: 
"There they are, oh, how beautiful." 
We asked whom do you see?" She 
said: "The angels." 

Mrs. Myers leaves six children to 
mourn their loss. Mesdames D. M. 
McDonald, D. B. Parish, D. G. Bost, 
P. M. Dry, and Messrs Charles and 
Willie Myers; twenty-four grand chil- 
dren and nine great grand-children ; 
also one brother, W. H. Lee. 

Her body was laid to rest in Cold 
Water Grave Yard, by the side of 
her dear husband, who preceeded her 
many years before. 

"Sophie Parish. 



Cancer Cured at the Kellam HMpital. 

The record of tha Kcl'am Hospital 
is witb'ut parallel In history, barlnc 
cured T^ithout the wee of tli* Kalf*, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, orer ate«ty 
per cent, of th» aaay fa«n<lr*4t 9t 
sufferers from Cancer which it has 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man and wmb- 
an In the United States to know what 
v/e are doing. KEXLAM HOSPITAli, 
1617 W. Main St., RlchmoiLd. Va. 
Write for literature. 



Tt is high time that we were re- 
ceiving more job work; send it along. 



ZION'S LANDMAEK 



45 



THICK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 

GirIsS Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and 
beautiful — Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine. 

If you care for heavy hair that glis- 
tens with beauty and is radiant with 
life; has an incomparable softness and 
is fluffy and lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the 
beauty of your hair, besides it imme- 
diately dissolves every particle of 
dandruff. You can not have nice 
heavy, healthy hair if you have 
dandruff. This destructive scurf robs 
the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
its very life, and if not overcome it 
produces a feverishness and itching of 
the scalp; the hair roots famish, 
loosen and die; then the hair falls out 
fart. Surely get a 25-cent bottle of 
Kno-.vi'on's Danderine from any drug 




dally for us and y-e 1 avc UaI 
exquisitely reprocluccJ in IG ccU 



THECOCA-COI.A CO 



f latcs! " 



Paragraph. 

The smile of the ijord is the feast of 
the soul. If God be for me who can 
be against me? Because he is above 
all, blessed forevermore. Blessed are 
all they that put their trust in Him. 
His ])urpose never miscarries. No 
failure is to them who hope in the 
Lord, who does his pleasure in hea- 
ven and in- earth. 




"Let your conversation be without 
covetuoitsness, and be content with 
such things as ye have ; for He hath 
said I will never leave thee nor for- 
sake thee, so that we may boldly say 
the Lord is my helper and I will not 
fear what man shall do unto me." — 
Heb. 13-6. 



Stops Tobacco Habit 

Elders' Sanatarium, located at 518 Main 
St., St. Joseph, Mo., has published a book 
showing the deadly effect ot the tobacco 
habit, and bow it can be stopped 1b three 
to five days. 

As they are distributing this book free, 
anyone wanting a copy should send their 
namo and addrep'^ at once. 




JUST OFF THb fkB 

"The King of Son^ Books" 

'MAKE CHRIST KING, COMBINED' 

Combines "Make Christ King" and the "'New Make Christ V " ■ 

any new songs (Orchf s'. aiei.) Edited by Prof. E. O. EXCELL, DR. 
EKWOLF and over 70 leadini; Evangelists. The "Make Christ I 



THE GLAD TIDINGS PUBLISHING CO., LAKESIDE BUILDING, CHICAGO^ ILL. 




Renew Your 
lieailli 

At Nature's Fountain 

Without the Expense and 
Loss of Time Kecessary 
For a Visit to the Spring 



THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of prac- 
ticaiiy every man aud woman when tlieir di- 
gesLive or eximiuative orgaua, or both, fail 
to reopoud to c)''ugs prepared by human 
skill, in fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are 
the cases which physicians call "stub- 
born" aud 'chronic" for the reason that 
they persist in spile of drug treatment. 1 
do not refer to incurable diseases such as 
cancer and consumption, but to that larger 
class of functional disorders which we meet 
every day, where the organs of digestion 
and elimination are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physi- 
cians and our big city specialists send 
their wealthy patients to the mineral 
springs where, in the great majority of 
cases tkey are permanently restored or 
decidedly benefited. But what about the 
poor man who has not the money or the 
busy man or woman who cannot spend the 
time to spend several weeks or pos- 
sibly months at a health resort? Shall 
circumstances deny them the restoration 
to health which Nature has provided? 
Read my answer in the coupon at the bot- 
tom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the 
Shivir Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Hestnrntion to Health and probably my 

Life. It has made me tens of thous- 
ands of friends in all parts of America 
and even in foreign cou* tries, whose 
faces I have never seen. Yet I count 
.hem my friends, for the Shivar 
Spring water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health do 
not hesitate to accept my offer v/hich has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
pn the coupon. If you could read the 




letters that come to me daily, numbering 
about ten thousand a year, and the vast 
majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that t make 
this offer displaying my absolute confidence 
in the restorative powers of Shivar Mineral 
Water. 

INDIGESTION 

Savannah, Georgia. 

I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train : f horri- 
fying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded v/hoat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, from disease and star- 
vation was in a very low state of nervous 
vitality and general debility. I ordered ten 
gallons of your Mineral Water which I used 
continuously, reordering when necessary, 
and in four months gained twenty-nine 
l^onnrts. was strong and perfectly well, and 
have worked .practically every dr-' since. 
It acts as a general renovator of the system. 
I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water in as large 
quantities as possible, for its properties are 
so happily blended and in such proportion 
that they will not disturb the most delicate 
system. It is purely Nature's rernedr. 

A. L. R. AXANT, M.D. 
La Grange, Ga., Nov. 25, 1914. 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty-five 
years from indie-estion and dysnensia. Aft*" 
one week's trial of SMvar Water T c— 
menred to Improve, and after drinking, 
for four weeks I gained fifteen nnnnds. r 
feel better and stror.per than I have in 
twentv-five years. I strongly re<"omTnend 
this Water to any one with stomach trouble 
of any character, and truly believe It will 
cure nicer of the stomach. I am writing 
this ToluntarJijr and trust It vjll fall U tbf 



hands of many ■who ere so unfortunate as 
to be ulUicied wiLli indibebiiou aad uervoua 

C. V. TRUITT, 
President Unity CoLiou Mills. 
DYaPEPolA 
Baltimore, MU., April 30, 1914. 
For many years 1 suueisd witii slomacli 
troubla aa a uirect reauit of asthma. I 
conBuUed the very best specialist in this 
country, and speut quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever, 1 had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeiess, but by accident 
I happened to get hold of one of your book- 
lets, and decided to try Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter. After drinking the water lor about 
three weeks I was entirely relieved, and 
since that time have suffered but little in- 
convenience from my trouble. I cheerfully 
recommended the use of your Wc.ter to any 
one that may be sufferiug from stomach 
trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Seldon Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It Is a great pleasure to. teli yen that your 
Water has been a great benefit. I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife soys It 
has helped me more than anything else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty >3ars, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. H. ROWE, 
Co-Presldent Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM 

Leeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and liud that It 
has acted nicely In each case, and I believe 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
time will produce a permanent cure. It 
win purify the blood, relieve debility, stimu- 
late the kctlon of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them In throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Floionce, C. C. 
I suffered with indlbestlon and kidney 
trouble, and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was help'ess 
for months, and since using your Siiring 
Water I am walking without any crutch 
and improving daily. Indigestion much re- 
lieved. I wish I could write Shivar Spring 
Water in the sky bo that the world could 
become acquainted with It. 

MRS. THEO. KUICER. 
BILIOUSNESS 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervous 
break-down, I have suffered with a liver 
so torpid that ordinary remedies were ab- 
solutely powerless. Under such circum- 
ttances, I came to Shivar Spring, and began 
drinking the Water. Upon advice, however, 
the first flight toot » laxative^ the second 



night a milder one. Since then I have tak- 
en uoue at ail. 'Ihe eUeci of the water has 
beeu remaritable — us action on my liver 
most uiuiKed, aud my health and bpirii is 
greatly improved. 1 am satioiied that the 
laxative, lo.iuwoJ by tue Vvater, was the 
proper tieaLiueut in my case. My couditiou 
is now periact. 

S. A. DERIEUX. 
RENAL AND CYSTIC 

Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble aud iutiammaliou of the bladder to 
the exteut that I would have to feet up dur- 
ing the night bome nve or si.^c timeo. After 
using this water only a tew days, 1 am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 

J. P. D. 

High Point. N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife has had a bad kidney trouble 
for several years. She has beeu using the 
water only about three weeks aud it has 
already made her a new wouiau. Her color 
la mu*:h improved her appetite Is all that 
she could wish for, her digestion seems to 
be perfect. We give Shivar Springs credit 
for it all. T. G. S. 

GALLSTONES 

Greenville, S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gallstones, or, 1 might say. It snatclied her 
froiii the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the Water 
she was able to get out of bed, and is today 
stout and healthy. 1 hope these ^ew hues 
will be of help to some one sufleriufc as my 
mother did. 

W. J. STRAWN. 
Wllliamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 
My doctor said I would have to be operat- 
ed on for gallstones, but since I have been 
drinking your Water 1 haven't had to have 
a doctor. 

W. H. EDWARDS. 

Fill Out This Coupon and Mall it Today 
bhivar bprina, 

Box 55T, Shelton, 8. C. 
Gentlemen: 1 accept your offer and ett 
close herev, ith two dollars t$;!.UU) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
\S ater. 1 agree to give it a fair trial in 
acLOi dance with tl.e instructions wnich 
you will eend, fnd if 1 derive _io benefit 
inerelrom you agiee to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which 1 agree to returu 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

Please write distinctly 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS, 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 

Each "Pape's Diapepsin" digests 3000 
grains food, ending all stomach 
misery in five minutes. 

Time it! In five minutee all stom- 
ach distress will go. No indigestion, 
heartburn, sourness or belching of 
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested 
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul 
breath or headache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its 
speed in regulating upset stomachs. 
It is the surest, quickest stomach rem- 
edy in the whole world and besides it 
Is harmless. Put an end to stomach 
trouble forever by getting a large 
fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin 
from any drug store. You realize in 
five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder. It's the quickest, 
surest and most harmless stomach 
doctor in the world. 

"i^or as the ma.ii is, so is his strength."' 
Man is used in this quotation as one 
strengthened in the experience of de- 
liverances he has received of the Lord, 
so tliat memory, knowledge, skill that 
comes of the use of the girded sword, 
faith in 'Hs overcoming power, hops 
in its fruition, and charity whose vis- 
ion sees only the g°od, has clothed the 
man as a great warrior. 

An Only Daughter 

Relieved of Consumption 

AVhen death was hourly expected, 
all remedies having failed, and Dr. H. 
James was experimenting with the 
many herbs of Calcutta, he accidently 
made a preparation which cured his 
only child of CoDLSumption. He has 
proved to the world that Consumption 
can be permanently relieved. This herb 
also cures Night Sweats, Nausea at the 
stomach and will break up a fresh 
cold in twenty-four hours. Price $1.50 
and $2.50 per bottle. If not on sale 
by your druggist, we will send direct. 
"Write for a free booklet of testimon- 
ials and information. 
CRADDOCK & CO., Philadephia, Pa. 



Whereas : Since our last meeting the! 
deatii angei lias visited our enurch 
ana taken one ol our beloved memoers 
and ueacons, iiro. Tlios. VV. ilopkms; 

Tiiereiore be it iiesoived by the 
Primiuve l>aptist Cliurcli of iteids- 
viiie liiat wnne we deeply feel and 
sadly realize our own gieat loss to 
tue chuicii to his iumiiy, and to the 
commuiiiiy in wliieii be, we bow in 
humble submibSioii lO tiie will of Him 
who worketli ail things after the 
counsel of iiis own will, and mourn 
not as those having no hope, feeling 
that our temporal loss is his eternal 
gain ; 

Be it further Resolved, That copy 
of these resolutions be sent by our 
clerk, to the bereaved family and a 
copy be recorded in the minute book 
of our church. 

Done by order of the church in Con- 
fertnce Oct meeting 1915. 

E. R. HARRIS, Clerk. 



Precl®iis Promise Bible 

Something Eiiiireiy Wew-Jusiiot ihe Pre ss 
I ALL THE PROMISES IN " ^EO] 
Most Comforting Sible PuL 'c.ied 

Thefamow... inr..,na ional clerir tyi-. sel. ■ jnouncinB 
te.i in c'ol.irs Leather, only $3.75, "^Descriptive Cir- 
SEND^ FOR OUR FREE CATALOGS 

of Song l'.o..ls. Bibles, Bihie M itoe?. Christian Work- 
ers' Helps. Missionary l!..oks, T,Tn..er;.rce Bonks, Purity 
Books. Ciiristian Eviiieni-.- ami Anti-Infidel BookB, Peace 



VVfesf Casflses Tuberculosis 

In the opinion ol many medical authorities, 
tuberculosis is aided, if not actually caused, by 
a loss ot Srine from the system. "Where there 



San Antonio, in the May. 1913, issue of "Medical 

To supply these salts often is difficult, since 
in some forms they »re noteasily assimilable. 

In Eckman's Alterative, liowever, calcium 
(lime) is so combined wilU other valuable ingre- 
dients as to be assimilated by the average per- 
son, and to this, in part, is due its success. 



. narcotics or habit-form- 
ing drugs, so is safe to try. Price $1 and $2 per 
bottle. Sold by leading druggists or sent direct 
from the Laboratory. We would like to send 
you a bookiet containing information of value 
and references. 

ECKMAN LABORATORY, 
23 N. Seventb St. PbUadelpbla. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



VISITS AI^'SOClATlONri. 

L'cai- iirothei' Cold -.--it is in my 
luiud to give a skecch oi my reeeiit 
tour to tlie Asiiuti.ilions and ckurclv's 
that 1 recently visited, feome of the 
brethren roqiRsied me to do so. 

it IS my usual custom 1o visit the 
Kehukee aud ( oiucntuea Associa- 
tions, but this lime I iclt a special im- 
pi'essiou to visit tlie iJlack Creek aud 
JNliil Branch ssociations. i cannot 
leave the churches 1 try to serve so 
long and therefore had to limit ray- 
self to only two ssociations. 1 feel 
that when a minister pi'omises to 
serve churches and ili'isc cluirchcs 
look out for his faiuily aiVairs cuoug-h 
to See That ho aud his family are cared 
for in the thin<:s of the world that lie 
is under ol.liyaLioiis to tliem to be 
with them in their mci tinii-s, and un- 
doubtedly any true i ij'i .iciier u'ill feel 
the same. This is a dut\- whicli goes 
from the one to the otlier: h'' promises 
to serve them and when the}- call him 
to their service they promise to at- 
tend to his temporal support. ]5oth 
should be faithful and do the things 
of the Bible. I am glad to say that I 
do not have to exhort my brethren 
along this line for they show that 
they know their duty to their pastor. 
For this cause and because I am made 
to believe that the Lord peculiarly 
called me to the service of these 
churches I try to cleave to them and 



give them the best service I can. 

r or my trip 1 iett home on October 
16th and went up to Kinstou to my 
r( <_'-iih;r jMiponitmcnts on the third 
• -1 night. From there I 

urciies at Mewborns 
I . incii to Wilson and the 
iJia ' ; Association. In the last 
visil .) of the bretliren and sisters and 
one title i'riend from home went with 
me. Tluj:.e appointments were espec- 
ial) \' enjoyed by me. I want to espec- 
ially mention the preaching of our 
dear brotlier Jordan Johnston at the 
Black Ci-cek Association on Friday 
afternoon. It was my first time to 
hear him and it was as bold and as 
iiitcicsting a sermon as it has been my 
j iivih>.-( lo listen to. I felt that it 
was \v<)ri\\ the trip to hear that old 
brother and to know how firmly he 
conlcnds for the faith once delivered 
to tlic saints. This shows that the 
Lord wiil keep His servants down to 
ohl age, and that the new ideas which 
men have conjured up to lead away 
i!ic little aud unsuspecting ones have 
no j)hice Avith these tried servants of 
the living God. To see one who is so 
lu^a)- th(> end contend so faithfully 
for the truth as it it is taught in the 
Bil)]e shows that he has been so led 
liv the s])ii'it of God that he sees that 
thei'c is nothing else to believe and 
leach but this truth. I felt strength- 
ened and encouraged to go ..on the 
way, believing that this same God 



50 



ZION*S LANDMARK 



will keep me to the end and enable me 
to declare iiis word lo tue comiori ol 
His litile ciiildren. 

i heard one Eider say that he 
was glad that sm was in the world, i 
thougnt "is tliere anytning tiiere to 
repent forV" Can i repent ot that of 
wliich i am glad / 1' ihougiit that that 
Elder had spoken that word without 
thinking of how far reaching it is 
and hope the Lord will give him to 
search more carefully that he may 
not try to give to the children things 
which will surely lead to the destruc- 
tion of the peace of churches. 

I thought that this Association was 
exceptionally good with good behav- 
ior in the congregation. 

From there 1 went to Wilmington 
where I had not been for just twenty 
years. It did feel good to meet those 
brethren again and to declare to them 
the word of the Lord. They all ap- 
peared to be ready for that word and 
to rejoice with me in it. 

Prom there I went to Nichols, S. 
C, and stopped with an old friend un- 
til conveyance came to take me to 
Black Creek church to my first ap- 
pointment in that State. Friend Fraz- 
ier Harrelson had provided this con- 
veyance. At his home I found dear" 
brother J. E. Adams who had an ap- 
pointment there one day ahead of me. 
We both took dinner with a brother 
Stephens and then went to brother 
Hezekiah Hinson's where an appoint- 
ment had b^en made for me at night 
because of the condition of sister 
Hinson who could not go to the meet- 
ing house. I spoke there two nights 
and the last day appointment. At that 
appointment there was right much 
interest manifested and at the re- 
quest of brother Hinson we opened 
the door of the church when one sis- 
ter came and Avas received for bap- 
tism. At her request her baptism was 
deferred to the Snd Sunday in No- 



vember at Simpson's Creek, that be- 
ing the church near her home. 

I'rom this point brother Stephens 
took me to Tabor, where 1 spoke at 
night in the auditorium of the graded 
school. This was a pleasant meeting. 
1 stopped for the nignt in company 
with brother J? rank N orris with a Air. 
I'ridgin, who, one week lc|t©r, fell 
dead on his bed. i felt glad that we 
spent some time with him and heard 
him talk of his faith in our dear God. 
It makes me believe that notwith- 
standing he was not identified with 
the church nor any other religious 
body he was taken to rest with God. 
The next morning brother Stephens 
took brother Norris and myself to the 
church at ]\lill Branch, where the Mill 
Branch Union met. We had a good 
meeting and there appeared to be a 
refreshing from the Lord. From there 
brethren Minos Mears and Pink Cox 
took me to Pireway where I enjoyed 
good liberty in speaking. Brother 
Robert Gore's son took me to Bethel, 
which is the church at which Elder 
Thomas Bell holds his membership. 
There I met that aged father to that 
country. I enjoyed sweet liberty. At 
the close brother Bell extended the 
invitation for members and one sis- 
ter came and was received. One had 
been received before. At brother 
Bell's request I baptized those two 
sisters that afternoon in the water of 
the Wakamaw River in Horry County, 
S. C. It was a pleasant duty and 
privilege and I felt strengthened to 
believe that the Lord had been in my 
desire to visit with the brethren in 
that section. I spoke again the next 
day at Bethel. Then brother Forney 
G. Hardee took me up to Elder Bell's. 

I want to say that at Bethel a dear 
brother Benton lives. He was born 
on the 29th day of March, 1833, and 
his, wife was born seven months later. 
They are both members of the church 



there. They were married at about 
twenty years old. They have nine 
children, all living and ail members of 
the Primitive Baptist church. They 
have 64 grand-children and quite a 
number of them are members of the 
Primitive Baptist church. They have 
61 great-grand-children living. There- 
fore there are 136 of that family liv- 
ing. I thought this to be worthy of 
mention. Then I did not hear of any 
of their descendants who had gone 
after Babylon nor her allies. That is 
the sweetest of all to me. 

On Thursday, Nov. 4th, Elder Bell 
took me and we went up in the 
neighborhood of the Mill Branch As- 
sociation which met the next day 
with the church at PeeDee. This was 
a good meeting. It was one of the 
best Assor^iations that it has been my 
privilege to attend. There was not a 
jar in the preaching that I was able 
to detect, the order Avas excellent and 
all were well provided for. From here 
brother R. M. Brown took me down 
to Pleasnnt Hill meeting house about 
three miles from Myrtle Beach. The 
first day T spoke in an old house in 
brother BroAvn's neighborhood and 
the second day at the meeting house. 
At this church T saw much manifesta- 
tion of the work of the Tjord and be- 
lieve that there is some fruit there 
about roadv to be gatherorl in Tt was 
a good moeting. A brother S<-alvey 
took me back to Elder Bell's on 
Tuesdnv even in cr where T spent three 
davs in resting up and speakinjr at 
Bell's Chapel. There another sister 
was received into the fellowship of 
the church, but her baptism was de- 
ferred until the first Sunday in Dec- 
ember. 

On PaturdaA^ mominp- bro+her Bell 
took me to Simpson's Creek meeting 
house where we had an excellent 
mppHrirf On tTiP Mondav ht^fnvo Elder 
Samuel McMillian had preached there 



and four had been received in the 
church, with the sister who was re- 
ceived at Black Creek. These were 
waiting for this meeting to be bap- 
tized. On that Saturday when the in- 
vitation was given six came forward 
and all were received. It was a good 
day. The church seemed to have 
been in a dull state for some years 
and the harvest had broken in all at 
once. Doubtless the servants of the 
Lord had been laboring in heaviness 
and in prayer. Often discouraged for 
fear that their laboiirs were in vain. 
There must of necessity be a sowing 
of seed a time of severe coldness, the 
blowing of the north wind, the falling 
of the snow, the rain, the ice ; all on 
the tender plant before there can be 
a harvest. These times of coldness 
are trying to men's souls. They try 
the faith of the servants of the Lord, 
some of whom shrink at the calamity 
that appears to face them. However 
the faithfnl know that the God of the 
snripp- time is the God of the winter 
as A\ ell. He who abides in the stormy 
clouds and whose are the billows will 
not leave His little ones to perish nor 
withdraAv from them in times of dis- 
tress The waves and the billows are 
Ilis as well as the times of calmness. 

On Sunday morning, at the request 
of Elder Bell, their pastor, and the 
two brethren who are members of 
that church, i baptized the eleven, 
two brethren and nine sisers. it was 
one more than 1 had ever baptized be- 
fore at one meeting. It was ^'ood to 
be there and in the service of God 
whom 1 hope I love better than all 
the things of the world. 

I will state that it was in May, 
1884, that 1 first visited that section 
and that church. At that time tliree 
came to the church and it was my 
privilege to baptize them. One of them 
is Elder B. H. Harrelson. The next 
time that I went there was in Maj, 



52 



ZION^S LA^JDMAMl 



1886. At that meeting tliere were six 
received for i;apti.sm and one re- 
stored to feliov.shii). Elder i^jell bap- 
tized those ^JX at iheir jicxt meeting 
and one otiier who ctme at tiiat time. 
Tiiis will show you mat there is a 
^.ose feeJiiuj oi between myself 

f'nd that ch inli and t" c ^> hole body 
of Baptists down there. That was my 
last meeting down there. 

Elder George Gore took me out to 
Allsbrook where I spent the night 
with friend J. R. Allsbrook and the 
next day I came to Selma and stopped 
with my brother-in-law and sister, 
brother R. E. Adams. I tilled in the 
week at Selma, Bethany, Cross Roads, 
New Ohapel and Goldsboro, reaching 
LaGrange on Friday night and stop- 
ping with my brother-in-law and sis- 
ter Mrs. B. F. Atdredge until on Sun- 
day morning when I came to Kinston 
to my regular appointments. 

I reached my home on Tuesday 
morning, the 23rd as I had planned, 
feeling that the Lord had been my 
guide in all the way for whicli I de- 
sire to thank and praise His holy 
name forever. I found my family in 
as good health and in other ways as 
well as when I left them. 

Bless the Lord. 

Your brother I hope in the Lord. 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



REQUESTS VIEW. 

Dear Brother D. A. Mewborn, 
please give me your views on Prov- 
erbs, 1st chapter and 21st verse doAvn 
to the 29th verse, throuf2:h the Land- 
mark. 

Your little sister if one at all, 

FANNIE JOYNER. 

Greenville, N. C. 

Dear Sister Joyner : — I will try to 
comply with your request Avith such 



ability as I have. The Lord said to 
Rebekah "Two nations are in thy 
womb and two main;fr of people shall 
1h' separated from thy bowels.'' So 
it is in this world. There are two 
iiKunior of j.eople i.a the world. One 
:s t!ic Lord's ])eopk- oi' cliildrfu and 
tli<' other is not, and [ very much 
])refer to talk or write about the 
Lord's people than the others. And 
these versos do not describe the Lord's 
people. 

I will commence with the 20th 
verse as tliat is the benfinnliio- of the 
]iarap'raph, "Wisdom crieth without: 
slie uttereth her voice in tlie .str(M'ts." 
Compare tliis with what the apostle 
wrote to tlie Ivord's children among 
the Hebrews, (Heb. 8:10.) saying, "I 
will jmf my laws in their minds, and 
wi'ite them in tlioir hearts." A Avarn- 
inp: to the world but to ITis children a 
niessno'e of life, nonce and love. 

21 St. "She oriot]! in the chief place 
of concourse, in t!'o openinEfs of the 
p-ates: h\ the ci+v she uttereth her 
words." savin fr, 22;!(1, "How long ye 
simple (foolish 1 o:'.cs, will ye love 
simplicity f fno'is'n : -- s ) ? and scorners 
delip'ht ill l iir , ■ning, and fools 
hate kno:vh (lilt ■" .' '23rd. "Turn you 
at my ro])ro!;f: '''.M I will pour out 
niy s])irit riiilo >;;,i, I will make 
knoA\n my woi'ds luito you." 

These ai'o woi-^ls nc warning to the 
wicked and siiiiph- ! i' foolish ones. He 
pours out His KMii, I of warning unto 
them and bosloi.vs ir.any blessings in 
nature and many ■ loral blessings on 
those Avho aocordin!;- to His reproof 
turn from tlieir wii ked and foolish 
ways and walk n.priglitly according 
to the laws of nature and morality as 
He did to the Xino\i'-os -who repented 
at the pren oh in <T of Jonah. But obev- 
ing the laivs, whothor it be the laws 
of man or of God does not en^^itle one 
to receive the sniTitual blessin£rs 
which God so freely gives His chil- 



ZION'8 UAjnniAMK 



dreu, and the spirit of waiiiiiig spokeu 
of above He pours out unto t!u-m does 
not mean His Spirit of Eternal Life, 
of -which His children receive, John 
3:15-10:28-17:2. Romans 2:7-0:2:5. 
For His spirit abides in His children 
and is their eternal life and is not 
merely sent unto them as a ^va!■nl'r of 
impending danger or jndcrmcnt as is 
sometimes the ease -with tlie wicked. 
See how he Avarns Balaam who loved 
the wages of righteousness and Avho 
desired to prophesy against Israel for 
hire. But Ood Avarned him before Ilf 
allowed him to go and oa tlu^ way He 
rebuked liim by the words of liis ass 
which (Ind caused to s]-)eak witli a 
man's voice, and this not yet being 
sufficient. He showed him the angel of 
the Lord who stiTi fn.i-ther rebuk(Ml 
and warned liim rigninst proidiesying 
.against Israel. Tlie Loi-d made him 
])rophesy good concerning Israel, not- 
withstanding his love of the wages of 
unrighteousness. His enchantments 
and divinations and his twenty-one 
bullocks and twenty-one rams offered 
on his twenty-one altars brought him 
no curse against Israel. The Lord 
made him prophesy concerning the 
Lord Jesus Christ with himself afar 
off, saying, "I shall see Him but not 
now. I shall behold Him but not 
night: there shall come a star out of 
Jacob, and a sceptre shall rise out of 
Israel." Num. 24:17. How sad to 
think that one sliall see the Lord 
Jesus Christ, the Star of Israel and 
not be one of Israel, but an ( nemy 
afar off. 

God's Holy Spirit dwells in the 
hearts of His people and He writes 
His law there and He is their God and 
they are His people, and they do liot 
teach every one his neighbor to know 
the Tjord, for they all know Him from 
the Ira^t of 1hem to the greatest. 

The Lord sends His servants and 
warns the wicked of impending judg- 



53 

ments and rebukes them for their 
wickedness and it Uiey repeat not, 
though He may ])aiieUin- biar with 
them long and gi\c space or tune to 
repent, lie AViii visit them with judg- 
ments according to their wickedness 
as Lie did lo Sednm and Gomorrah, 
sec (ieiiesi.s liUJi eJiaj)., and as He did 
to Babylon, see i-aiaii loili chap., and 
1m ii ciiap., and u i emiah 2.j:12 and 
■jOth and .'V'lh chapli'rs. These cities 
oive so jjopiilous wei'e complelely de- 
stroyed so tliat no man dwells there 
now. And not only those cities, but 
many nations have been utterly over 
thrown because of the wickedness of 
tlie people, 1)nt the Lord always 
caies for and saves His jjcojile in their 
((Ijeflieiice to ITis holy word, as He did 
viien -revusaleiu Avas destroyed. Not 
one of His di'ciples. it is said, jierish- 
ed in tha!" destruction for they had 
gone to Ihe mountains as He had in- 
structed them to do. See Math. 24:16. 

24lh. "P.ccause I have called, and 
ye refused : T have stretched out my 
hand, and no man regarded." 2r)th. 
"I also Avill laugh at your calamity; I 
Avill mock when your fear cometh." 
2Stli. "Then shall they call upon me, 
but I Avill not ansAver; they shall seek 
me earlv, but they shall not find me. 
Whv will ITo not ansAver and be found 
by them? They seek in Avickedness 
and through fear, and He does not 
receive such petitions. 

It is onlv thoso Avho call on Him in 
Spirit and in the name of Jesus that 
are heard and rereiA'cd. 

2nth. "For that thev hated knoAvl- 
ed^c. and did not choose the fear of 
the lord." 

.'^nth. "Thev wmdd none of mv 
eouut'o] : fhov desnir;ed mv renroof." 

.91st. "Therefore shall fliev ea+ of 
iho fr-,T;t of their oA^.-n war. pnd be 
flVd +belr oAvn desire." 

TTn^r- onrT for one to have +o eat the 
fruit of liis OAvn Avay, and be filled 



94 



with his own desire. God't children 
desire to feed on the word of (iod, 
and to be saiisned with it. 

All these verses speak of the Lord's 
dealings with the children of this 
world and not of the children of God. 

The children of this world claim to 
want a chance and they have their 
chance all their lives and all the while 
live in sin and when God warns them 
of judgments to come and gives them 
space to repent, they still have a 
chance, but the Lord's children do 
not want a chance, but they hunger 
for the sure mercies of David, our 
Spiritual David who is head over all 
things to His church, which is His 
body, the fullness of Him that filleth 
all in all. 

May the Lord bless what I have 
written to your comfort, if according 
to His will. ( 

Brother Gold:— I submit the above 
scattering remarks to your judgment. 
If my views as written above are 
wrong according to your judgment do 
not publish them. 

In brotherly love, 

D. A. METOORN. 

Farmville, N. C. 



REASON OF HOPE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, Dear Brother:— 
Ever since T received a hope in Christ 
and joined the church, it has been in 
my mind at times to write a few lines 
to the Landmark of what I have seen 
and felt, that caused me to hope that 
I have been born again, not with cor- 
ruptible seed, but by the Spirit and 
power of God, shed abroad in my 
heart and as T hope, opened mv blind 
eyes to see. and srave me a heart to 
understand that T was a condemned 
sinner, and without a change I would 
be forever lost. 

In my young days I was like the 



most of young people, I loved the 
pleasures of ihe world. When the war 
began between the States i was in my 
twentieth year. I enlisted in the Con- 
federate service in May, 1861, and 
the God of all power kept me all 
through the war, and spared me to 
get home again. Nothing but His 
power could have kept me. I got 
home the 12th day of July, 1865. 

I knew nothing of God in the par- 
don of my sins. I was as ignorant as 
I ever was although I heard lots of 
preaching (such as it was) during the 
war. They would tell the people to 
come and give their hearts to God, 
and he will save you ; but I never could 
give my heart to him, but I was like 
all other unregenerated people. I felt 
like anyone could keep the law, and 
that was all that was required; and 
when I got old I would keep the law, 
and God would be under obligations 
to save me ; if he did not he would be 
unjust. i 

In 1868 T married one of Elder 
S-.tmuel Holt's daughters. Soon after 
we were married my wife joined the 
Primitive Baptist church. I did not 
know anything about a church of that 
name, although I have been told my 
mother was a member of it. She died 
when I was young. The Methodists 
were all I knew anything about, but 
I never could join that order. 

After my wife joined the church T 
would go with her some times and 
hear them preach, but I did not un- 
derstand what they were preaching 
and T did not care to know, but tht 
Primitive Baptists held their quar- 
terly meeting in Wilmington on Sat- 
urday before the third Sunday in 
May. My wife said to me that morn- 
ing. "Come, and po to church with 
me." I went with her because she 
asked me to go. I felt no more in- 
terested than T ever had. I cared no 
more for the members than I always 



DION'S hAmmisx. 



55 



had ; I did not think any more of them 
tiian 1 did any one else. 

Jiiider Aaron Davis began to preach. 
1 was hearmg him, and tliat was all; 
but before he got through preaching, 
irom some cause, and all of a sudden 
and unexpected to me, there came a 
sirange teelmg on me thai put me to 
thinking dinerent from what i' had 
ever felt, i sat there and looked at 
those old brothers and sisters, and 1 
thought they were the prettiest and 
the happiest people that 1 had ever 
seen in all my life, and oh, how I did 
love them, and how anxious I felt to 
shake hands with them, and call them 
tDrothers and sisters; but I knew I 
had no right to call them brother as I 
was no member. Then it came in my 
mind that I would join the church 
and I could call them brothers and 
sisters, but when the door was open- 
ed for the reception of members I 
could not go or did not. I have al- 
ways been glad that I did not, for I 
feel that I did not have anything to 
tell them. 

I had never felt that I was a lost 
sinner. I had neve been burdened on 
account of my sins; and going home 
T said to my wife, that I had a mind 
to join the church today; she said. 
"Pshaw, Avhat Avould you have said." 
I told her I didn't know, and she said 
to me that shows you are not fit to 
join the church, or you would know 
what to say. Her answer stammered 
me and I made up my mind that T 
would never say any more about it; 
but I could not get rid of these strange 
feelings that T had for the brethren. I 
did not understand the preaching any 
more than T ever had. I went on in 
this way from the third Saturday in 
Mav to the first Sunday in August. 
Some times I would feel that I was a 
lost sinner, and if T were to die in my 
c?r>c T TT-onlfq hp fnrpvpr lost, and I 
would have to call on God to have 



mercy on me a miserable, lost sinner, 
oueu leeiiugs as Lneae Were wiiu me 
ai imj.es uutu tne mst iaunaay m 
August. At tuat lime i was ounuay 
waicnman ai a rosin yard, i got up 
tuai mornuig lo go lo lue yaru, leei- 
ing m^sejUL to ue rorever losu. x leit 
like 1 would never uve lo see lue sun 
go down mat evening, and eternal 
pnnisnment would oe my portion lor- 
ever, world wiinout end. i would go 
from place to place on liae yard ucg- 
ging tor mercy, but couid iind none, 
i^maily 1 selected a place, and i be- 
lieved that would be the last move 
that 1 would ever make alive. 

They had just completed a new^ ros- 
in binn to run rosin in. i went and 
sat down on it, with my feet on the 
outside, and 1 know i lost sight of 
every thing of this world in some way. 
1 saw myself lying prostrated on my 
back right over a pit, a place where 
the wicked were punished forever, 
world without end, and i could look 
down to my left hand, and it appear- 
ed to me I could see legions of tor- 
mented human beings in there tor- 
mented, and wanting and trying to 
get out, but could not. 1 was lying 
there on my back, my head toward 
the east, and my feet toward the 
west, and I felt to be as helpless as 
a new born babe to deliver myself. I 
felt that if 1 moved the least bit to 
my left hand the way I was lying, I 
would tumble down in that horrible 
pit, and there have to remain forever. 
I could not go back and I felt to be 
perfectly helpless, and tongue cannot 
express the agony I was suffering 
With fear of being hurled in there. 

While I was lying there looking 
doA\Ti into that place from some cause 
it came into my mind to look up to- 
ward the west, and when I did I saw 
God and Christ the Son of God. They 
both were looking do^^Ti at me. and 
tht moment I saw them I knew it was 



56 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



God and His Son, and at; sooii as I saw 

tliem i was consLraiiicd to eali ou 

God to liave mercj' on luo, or i' was 

lost, and lost loi-e\L-i, \\ urid wiUiou'l 

end. "God, do iniw mercy."" i do 

not know irow oiicii iiio.sc ^Aurds \vi ix' 

repeated, but all oi. a sudu- .Mid ;!s 

ij[Uick as tliougirt u -j; 

tliere came a stri a k n 

as quick as a tlas.i vi , 

God riglit down 1. 

of tormeut, and 

ed ill tile plae; >• 

banislK'd a:. 

wliuu 1 (.-a. 

i]ig, i V.;.. 

tfiai i 

l)rai;_.iiig in, a li ,, , .. 

my tongue, and kicking niy ivt-; 

against tlie binn, and 1 liave iiuver 

seen tliat piace of torirn i:i '-m.-', 

neither luive i had the fc:- 

since vhat linic. i fed 

but 1 fear ins wrath ag, 

feel to love the broihers aiid t-rilcis, 
but I often feel like if thicy knew .just 
■what a sinner 1 am, they could nut fd- 
lowshij) me. 1 am so vile, have sn 
many evil thovights and speak so ni.wi;, 
sinful words, and have to suffer foi' 
in\- evil conduct. If the brethren on- 
ly knew me as I know myself, tiu^v 
would exclude me from the ciuirch. 

As soon as I was d.livcvd lioui th(> 
fear of torment I A\ant. ,l to be bap- 
tized by iinniersion. 1 loit 1 v. ould go 
crazy ii 1 didn't be baptized. That 
ju'ecious, sAM>;d liymn. Amazing grace, 
hov\- s^v( (4 1hr sound, came to ray 
mind, ait.d it lias cviM- been s^weet to 
inc. « ; i .■, s\v< ct iv Avas 1o me ; 

it was the jrraci- of iUnl that tauglit 
my lieart 1o fear, and it was tliat same 
grace t]K>t relieved my fears. 

I w.^nt Ix-fore the clnirch S iturday 
before th.c third Sunday in August. 
1880 told a few words of wluit 1 liad 
seen and felt, and was received Avith- 



out a question, and was baptized next 
day by Elder Aaron Ijavis, pasxor of 
the ehurchj. 

1 had never becji to the stream of 
v\ater where 1 was baptized, but the 
nigiiL. alter 1 Avas received in the 
cliui'ch \ saA\- it in a dieaui. 1 saw all 
1:1.' fUn and turns ol the stream. 
: - vvj. . v. .:s clear, the white sand 
•■ :•> .oiii, just as 1 had seen it in 

my dream the night before. 

Ibotiier Gold, 1 have written a few 
of Uie ma.ny tilings that 1 liave seen 
and i'eb for myself, that caused me to 
lia\(' a hoj)e that t have been borne 
h o the heavenly kingdom by the 
Ol Almi-hty God, that abideth 

, . jnunt sa\- 1 know 1 am a christ- 
ian, init 1 do know there has been a 
change in my feelings, for the things 
i c-n!-. I'ived. I have no pleasure in 

• sevcnty-hfth year the 
■ i' last November, and I 
feel like 1 < c!n say Avith Jacob of old, 
feAv ami evil have been the days of 
my pilgrimage, and 1 know that my 
tim.- here is sh.ort. 

n,o h.-:- <;;:!(!, 1 liave Avi-ote these 
fe\v lines to ]\'lii \e my mind, if you 
think they ai'e \\-or1hy of a ])lace in 
the kandimark, you can publish them, 
if not it will be all right Avith me. 
Your brother in hope of eternal life, 
J. B. CASTEEN. 
Wilmington, N. C. 



FOR INFORMATION. 

For informntirvn arid for ref«renoe 
we would be pleased to haTe a Minnta 
0^ every Primitive Bsptiat Associntiox? 
in America and will thank the Clerks 
of the various AnsociationB to forward 
one to me at their earliest possible 
convenience. 

P. D. S. 

Wilson, N. C. 



ZiOK'8 LANDHiSK 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"R«moTe not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers haTe set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilsoa, N. C. 

P. O. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



V;OL. XLIX. NUMBER 3. 



Entered at the pcstoffice at "Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, DEC. 15, 1915. 



EDITORIAL. 



RISEN— FIRST FRUITS. 

"But now is Christ risen from the 
dead, and become the first fruits of 
them that slept," 1st Cor. 15:20. 

"Thy dead men shall live, together 
with my dead body shall they arise. 
Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust : 
for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, 
and the earth shall cast out the 
dead," Isa. 26:19. 

There is nothing more fully and di 
rectly affirmed in scripture than th'j 
resurrection of the dead, yet there is 
no declaration of scripture more at- 
tacked, or in some way questioned, or 
hampered with difficulties, or besot 
with objections, that if true would 
constitute a barrier to its accomplL^sh- 
ment. In the form of a question the 
doctrine is assailed. What, says one. 
Do you believe that this very same 
man that dies and returns to dust as 
it was shall live again? As much as 
to say that cannot be. 

But if the one that dies does not 



live again, or rise from the dead, 
then there is no resurrection. It must 
be that the one that dies shall rise 
from the dead, or the word RESUR- 
RECTION is the wrong word. 

It is not contended that flesh and 
blood shall inJierit the kindom of Qod, 
or that corruption shall inherit incor- 
ruption. It is contended that Jesus 
who is the resurrection and the life, 
had power to lay down his life and 
had power to take it again. It is alse 
contended that his body saw no cor- 
ruption, though he was put to death 
in the flesh, was killed and lay in the 
grave, and that the very same body 
that was crucified was raised from 
the dead the third day, and that it 
saw no corruption. He was delivered 
for our offences, and was raised from 
the dead for our ju.stification. There 
is no clearer proof of our salvation, 
nor greater joy given unto us thaa 
that which is felt as we believe that 
Jesus died the just one for the un- 
just, and that because he lives we 
shall also live. He was delivered for 
our offences. Christ died the just 
one for the unjust. It is not a sub- 
stitution, for he that knew no sin 
was made sin for us, that we might be 
made the righteousness of God i«. 
him. In a substitution there is a coh- 
tract or an agreement that one ajfrees 
to take the place of the other, each 
party agreeing thereto. But in the 
covenant of Redemption which is be- 
tween the Father and the Son the 
Father gives a portion to the Son, 
and the Son comes in the flesh, de- 
lighting to do his Father's will. The 
Father laid on the Son the iniquity of 
us all. Yet this was done before we 
knew any thing about it, not accord- 
ing to our choice, nor with our con- 
sent. When we were enemies we 
were reconciled to God by the death 



58 



Thy dead men shall live: together 
with my dead body shall they arise. 
As the one dies for the many, so shall 
the many live by the one. As the 
guilt of the many is imputed to and 
borne by the one, and made an end 
of, so the righteousness of the one 
shall be made unto the many so that 
in him they shall be justihed and 
shall glory. "And Jesus answered 
them, saying, the hour is come, that 
the Son of man should be glorified. 
Verily, verily, 1 say unto you. Except 
a corn of wheat fall into the ground 
and die, it abideth alone : but if it die 
it bringeth forth much fruit," John 
12 :23-24. 

Jesus here uses a figure familiar to 
farmers. A grain of corn or wheat 
falls into the ground and dies, and 
there sprouts from that grain a crop 
of wheat. Unless it dies it abides 
alone, but through its death the in- 
crease comes. It must die to bring 
forth its increase. Jesus refers to 
himself. He taught in and through 
himself. He himself the path of sor- 
row trod. He himself is the way, the 
truth and the life. The increase all 
comies through him. No more perfect 
figure can be used. He must die. 
Ought not Christ to die and enter 
into his glory. Jesus said the hour is 
come that the Son of man should be 
glorified. This should be through 
and by his death and resurrection. 
Thy dead men shall live, together 
with my dead body shall they rise. 
All that the Father giveth to Jesus 
shall come to him. He that believes 
in Jesus though he were dead yet 
shall he live again. As the Father 
quickeneth the dead, even so the Son 
quickeneth whom he will. 

Every seed brings forth its own 
kind. But in the resurrection of the 
dead it is the Lord's planting, and it 
is marvelous in our eyes. It doth not 
yet appear what we shall be, but we 



know that when we see him we shall 
be like him, for we shall see him as 
he is. As we have borne the image of 
the earthy, so shall we also bear the 
image of the heavenly. This cor- 
ruptible shall put on iucorruption, 
this mortal shall put on immortality. 
Then shall be brought to pass the 
saying, death is swallowed up in vic- 
tory. 

The gloi'y all is of Jesus the .second 
man, the Lord from heaven. Now is 
Christ become the first fruits of them 
that slept. He must have the pre- 
eminence in all things. He is the first 
fruits of them that slept under the 
law. If Jesus the first fruits is holy 
even so them that slept in Jesus under 
the law or first testament are holy. 
He gives glory to the entire body. 
Some better thing is reserved for us 
that they without us should not be 
perfect. But Jesus is received in 
heaven, and must reign until every 
enemy is put under his feet, and the 
last enemy is death. 

YVhen every promise that God hath 
ifiade from the foundation of the 
Avorld is accomplished "And he shall 
send Jesus Christ, which before was 
preached unto you: Whom the heaven 
must receive until the times of resti- 
tution of all things which God hath 
spoken by the mouth of all his holy 
-prophets since the world began." Acts 
3.20-21. 

Then shall the end come when the 
Son shall have surrendered the king- 
dom of God even the Father, that 
God may be all in all. 

"Behold I show you a mystery: 
We shall not all sleep, but we shall 
all be changed, In a moment, in the 
twinkling of an eye, at the list 
trump; for the trumpt shall sound, 
and the dead shall be raised incor- 
ruptible, and we shall be changed. 
For this corruptible shall -put on in- 
ruption, and this mortal must put oa 



XXON'S LANDMASft 



59 



uninortality. let Cod. 15:51-53. 

P. D. G. 



"Moreover the law entered that 
the offence might abound. But where 
sin abounded grace did much more 
abound: That as sin hath reigned un- 
to death, even so might grace reign 
through righteousness unto eternal 
life by Jesus Christ our Lord," Rom. 
5 :20-21. 

We know that death reigns. Last 
October I visited my native country 
in Western N. C. It has been more 
than 60 years since I have visited 
there often. While a lad I was fa- 
miliar with that section, and knew 
many of its population. The boys and 
girls I knew, and the old people I 
knew somewhat. But all the grown 
people living there then are gone — 
dead. All the people of that country 
of my age when I was a boy that I 
knew are dead. I am the oldest one 
in my knowledge in that country that 
is now living. 

Then I know from my own observa- 
tion that death reigns, has passed up- 
on all. As in Adam all die. All man- 
kind have descended from Adam. By 
his one offence death reigns on all his 
offspring. 

The entrance of the law by which 
is the knowledge of sin caused sin to 
abound. It has a dominion that all 
nature owns and bows to. But where 
sin abounds and reigns even unto 
death much more doth grace reign 
through righteousness unto eternal 
life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 

We do not know by natural obser- 
vation that grace reigns through 
righteousness unto eternal life by 
Jesus Christ, as we know that death 
reigns over all mankind. For the 
theatre in which grace reigns is so 
much higher and more incomprehen- 
sible, and so much above our compre- 
beniion that we have not the knowl- 



edge by which to judge of this mat- 
ter; yet to those taught in this higher 
and wider sphere the evidence and 
reasons are so undoubted cind con- 
clusive that it is not questioned in the 
minds and hearts of those taught of 
God. For so glorious is the character 
of Jesus Christ, and so great is his 
power and wisdom that the case is in- 
controvcrtably established in the 
higher court of justice and glory. The 
appeals made to those quickened 
from the dead, and who have risen 
into the Iiij-her, purer regions and 
climes above mortdlity, who have gone 
beyond t})ese lower regions of the do- 
main of death into the spiritual 
abodes of life and peace, where the 
fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 
rest and purity, that all doubt of the 
certainty of these things is removed, 
because in the resurrection life the 
former things of sin and doubt, vexa- 
tion and death are all done away. 
There is no darkness in the resurrec- 
tion life. 

In the wilderness where enemies 
lurk, and cannot be expelled, so that 
the Canaanites dwell in that land, 
there is no true rest, but conflict, fear 
and anxiety; but in the promised land 
of plenty and joy in the Holy Ghost 
we know as we are knowTi, and no 
vail or doubt comes between, and we 
shall be like Jesus, for we shall see 
him as he is. 

When dreadful guilt is done away, 
and sin is atoned for, and death is 
swallowed up in victory, there is 
eternal life, joy and peace: and we 
shall know as we are known. 

P. D. G. 



SEND US YOUR WORK. 

We print your Mlnntea, Book an4 
Job Work ftt nhnrt notice and witi 
neatness an(T dMpatch. 

P, D. GOLD PUB. 00., 



Obituaries. 

FREUDIE HOWARD. 

Was the son of William and Nannie 
Howard. He died on Nov. 18, 1915, 
and was in his 16th year. 

He was accidently shot by another 
b©y while out hunting and died m a 
few minuteflL 

Therefore it is so hard fojp his lov- 
iajf parents and loved oned ones to 
fcear this great sorrow. He was taken 
alray so suddenly in the best of health 
aad bloojn of youth. 

The parents and all who were close- 
ly attached to him. feel their bereave- 
Ment and mourn his departure. 

We also mourn with them, but may 
we not hope that Freddie has only 
gone from his earthly relations to 
join the family »f Glory and peace 
and to dwell forever in the presence 
of his heavenly Father and Saviour 
Jeaus Christ. 

Oh ! the blessedness of hope ! Were 
it not for hope what would become of 
the poor and afflicted of the Lord. 
Christ Jesus came into the world to 
save sinners. If our little ones are 
not sinners there could be no salvation 
for them, but we know they are sin- 
jiers, for they die, and where there is 
no sin, there isi no death. 

Here is our hope, Jesus died to 
8#fe sinners and such are our child- 

T«B. 

May God comfort, guide and direct 
the bereaved to look to Him in whom 
alone comfort is found'is the prayer 
©f their friend. 

A. J. M. 

Farewell dear Freddie, thou art gone. 
Tea gone to thy heavenly home, 
There we hope to meet thee 
"WTiere w« will all be as one, 



Gone from a world of trouble; 
Reached a fairer shore. 
Dear one we miss thee. 
But we should weep no more. 

Thou art gone from us, dear tVeddie, 
To reign with angels above; 
To rest forever with Jesus, 
And sign redeeming love. 

A. J. If. 



STDNOR M. PRICE. 

He wa« bom July 9, 1846 and died 
June 23, 1915, making his stay on 
earth seventy-one years. He married 
Miss Venetee Stone to which tmion 
were born six children, five girls and 
one son, which he left, together with 
many friends to mourn his death. 

But how could we wish him baek 
Again. We feel he has exchanged a 
world's trouble and pain for one of 
everlasting joy. 

I do not think we could esteem him 
more than to say that he fought the 
battle of life through in the precious 
faith of the Son of God. 

It is sad to part with such a one 
And see him on earth no more, 
But may we be blessed by grace above 
To meet him on the happy shore. 

i 

Written by one who loved him. . 

C. T. EVANS. 



S. J. HESTER. 

S. J. Hester died Nov. 17, 1915, at 
his home near Durham, N. C, aged 
78 years and four months. He "was 
bom near Red Mountain, N. C, July 
17, 1837. January 5, 1860, he was 
married to Miss Kathrine Lunsford. 
Of this union there were eleven chil- 
dren. His aged companion of 55 
years and eight children are left to 
mourn him. 

gc Served through the Civil Ww-r 



61 



Goming home after the surrender of 
L»€. He belonged to company K., 2nd 
Cavalry. 

He was never united with any 
chureh, but was a strong believer in 
the doctrine of the Primitive Baptists. 

His health had been failing for sev- 
eral years, and he had been confined 
to his bed for about three months. 

During his last illness he was so 
humble and patient, we feel that he 
must have had the presence of Jesus 
as he walked through the "Valley of 
the shadow of death." 

He often expressed himself as be- 
ing ready and willing to go — just 
waiting for the Lord to take him. 

On Nov. 19, Elder P. D. Gold, as- 
sisted by Elder C. F. Denny, conduct- 
ed the funeral services, which was 
attended by a large gathering of 
sorrowing relatives and friends. 

His "Comrades in Arms" — the dear 
old Veterans of Durham — who acted 
as pall and floral bearers, took charge 
of the remains and concluded the ser- 
vices at Maplewood cemetery, where 
he was laid to rest. 

"He shall sleep, but not forever. 
There will be a glorious resurrection." 

His devoted daughter, 
MRS. W. T. CARRINGTON. 
Durham, N. C, Nov. 20, 1915. 



THOMAS W. HOPKl-NS. 

"With a sad heart I write the obitu- 
ary of my dear husband Thomas W. 
Hopkins. He was born April 30th, 
1840 and died Oct. 13th, 1915. He 
died of heart failiire. 

He wished his doctor success in life 
f.nd died in his arms. 

He was horn in Rockingham Co., 
N. C, and was married to Miss Aman- 
da 1>. Doggett, Feb. 17th, 1880. His 
■^fe and three children mourn their 



loss. 

He was a devoted husband, kind 
f.^ther, good neighbor and a lover of 
ti:o brethren. 

Hfc was a member and deacoa o. 
tlie Reidsville Primitive Baptist 

ClllD'Ch. 

I appreciate so very much the sym- 
path}' shown me by the church. 

He was a soldier in the civil war 
and served in the Legislature twice, 
and was honored by his countrymen. 

He often spoke of death and said 
he did not dread it, except for his 
wife and daughter. 

He often asked the Lord to bless 
us, and I feel that the Lord will be 
the husband of the widow and the 
father of the fatherless. 

Through the mercy of our Lord we 
hope to meet him and all the redeem- 
ed host and sing redeeming love 
throughout eternity. 

MRS. T. W. HOPKINS. 
Reidsville, N. C. 



L. n. WILLIAMS. 

I inn impressed, I hope as a duty I 
owe ill behalf of the church at An- 
g\ei\ N. C, and also the family of our 
deceased and much loved brother, to 
write tliis imperfect notice in memory 
of our deceased brother. He was 
born July 10th, 1866; died July 4th, 
1915; married to L. D. Collins, De- 
cember 15th, 1886. To this marriage 
were born ten children, 2 sons and 8 
danpliters, 4 dead and 6 living. Bro. 
Williams united Avith the church at 
S'andy Crove, Johnston County, N. C, 
Aufrust 14th, 1897— was baptized by 
Elder J. T. Coats — was chosen Clerk 
of the church Aujrust 15th, 1903— was 
chosen Deacon, I\rarch 14th, 1908. 
These offic(>s he filled with credit to 
liimself and satisfaction to the church. 
He was dismissed by letter October 
19tb, 1912— was one in the Coastitu- 



12 



mem uomuxK 



tion of the church, at Angier, N. ^■ 

Brother Williams was a son (/I oui' 
beloved and highly esteemed Bro. 
Jacob C. Williams who was <7-j}A 
known among our people as a .10 ted, 
worthy and highly esteemed brother 
and citizen of the county in wliich he 
lived. 1 had been intimately and per- 
onally acquainted with our decea>scd 
brother L. H. Williams from his youth 
and feel that I am not sufficient to do 
justice to the memory of the good 
Christian character of our dear 
brother and to the good traits of his 
moral character and right living. 

He was strictly honest in all the 
relations of life.. As a church mem- 
ber he was faithful in bearing his 
and more than his share of the bur- 
den of the church. He was indus- 
trious, a hard worker and provided 
well for his family — was kind hearted 
and given to hospitality — was loved 
and respected — not only by the church 
but by all who knew him. As a hus- 
band and father to his dear children, 
his equal would be hard to find. He 
was most tenderly nursed and cared 
for by his wife and dear children — 
especially his daughter Mamie who 
stayed by his bedside most of the time 
during his sickness of about six 
weeks; he was, patient and submis- 
sive, did not murmur or complain 
much. I certainly say a good man 
has been removed from our midst, but 
feel that our loss is his eternal gain. 
While we mourn his departure it is 
not without hope. The Lord giveth 
and He has taken our dear brother to 
Himself and blessed be His name. 

"Blessed are the dead that die in 
the Lord." Our brother has ceased 
from his toils and labors here and we 
believe is enjoying that sweet and 
glorious rest which all the faithful in 
Christ Jesus are heirs to. May the 
good Lord bless his dear wife and 
children; be a husband to the widow 



and a Father to the children. I 

would say to the dear children, try 
to follow the good life and example 
of your dear father and if the Lord 
wills may you all be blessed with the 
same good and precious faith of your 
dear father and that you all and we 
all may remember that this poor sin- 
ful world is not our home, that we 
may be weaned more and more from 
its perishing vanities and allure- 
ments and be fitted and prepared for 
that Heavenly Home, where sickness, 
sorrow, pain and death will be felt 
and feared no more. 0 ! may this, 
through the rich grace and mercy of 
our God, be our happy lot. 

The grace of God be with you all. 
AMEN. 

J. E. ADAMS. 

In connection with the above obitu- 
ary of Bro. Williams I wish to say 
that I heartily endorse every state- 
ment Elder Adams has made regard- 
ing him. Being the pastor of his 
church for the past few years and he 
being the only deacon has given me 
the opportunity to learn a great deal 
of him and I feel that too much can- 
not be said in his behalf. He was a 
very kind and indulgent husband and 
father, a good neighbor and a most 
excellent citizen. He was consider- 
ate of the interest of others. 

As a member of the church he was 
faithful to attend the meetings and 
for some time being the only male 
member all the burden of correspon- 
dence fell upon him, but he voluntar- 
ily and cheerfully assumed this bur- 
den — not a burden in the ordinary 
sense but rather a pleasant and agree- 
able duty which he delighted to per- 
form and in every possible way he 
manifested great interest in the wel- 
fare of the church. As deacon I 
think he came as near to the scrip- 
tural qualifications as any man I ever 



6S 



knew. It has been a great pleasure to 
me to visit at his home. He and Sis- 
ter Williams were both unusually 
spiritually minded and delighted in 
talking and hearing of the precious 
things of the Kingdom. I am sure 
that I felt as much at home with them 
as any people I have ever visited. In 
the death of Bro. Williams I feel very 
keenly the loss of a true and faithful 
-friend as well as brother. 

Funeral services were conducted at 
the grave at Angler, N. C, by Elder 
Adams and myself Monday evening, 
July 5, 1915. 

A good, noble and useful man and 
a faithful member and deacon of the 
church has been taken from us and 
while we all mourn our loss we are 
assured that it is his eternal gain and 
may we all bow in humble submission 
to Him "who doeth all things well." 

May the Lord in His rich mercy be 
with our dear Sister in this sore be- 
reavement and sustain her by Hig 
grace and cause her to lean upon His 
everlasting arms and bless her and 
her children and the family all ac- 
cording to His gracious will and pur- 
pose. 

J. P. PARMElx. 



ELDER T. N. WALTON. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother in Christ: — ^Enclosed 
find an obituary of Elder T. N. Wal- 
ton, of Danville, Va. I have been re- 
quested to write and send to you for 
publication in the Landmark, if it 
meets with your approval. 

Elder T. N. Walton, of Danville, 
Va., was born in Pitts. Co., "Va., May 
the 6th, 1853 and died Oct. 15, 1915, 
making his stay on earth 62 years. 

Elder T. N. Walton was raised by 
Primitive Baptist parents and joined 
the Primitive Baptists in 1874, be^in- 
Binj to preaeli th« fos;p»l i» 1178, 



serving his brethren faithiully over 
4U years and eamebtiy coutcnuea lor 
the laiin once aeiiverea lo luc samis. 

Jle endured many ixaiUiinipti aurmg 
his life on earin. ne \vas marrica 
three times. ±iis hrst wile was Vvil- 
moth Vv aiion to w nich upion was 
boi'n one daugUter, ,suc dying. Tne 
second wile was duiia I'uiton, to 
which union wati bom one son Sam- 
uel Walton, now of l>anviiie, Va. Tue 
third wile was Aiiram ^Udridge, of 
Danville, Va., who followed him to 
his quiet resting place to mourn her 
loss. 

He was buried at Old Mt. Ai-arat 
church in Pitts. Co., Va., close to Dan- 
ville, Va., where he served his breth- 
ren faithfully, and by the gace of 
God kept the tlock together for 40 
years. His request was to be buried 
with his brethren. 

In his last days a cancer of the face 
and neck took his natural enjoyment 
from him, and finally his life, but not 
his spiritual love and heavenly life. 

His funeral was preached by the 
unw^orthy writer on the 17th day of 
Oct. 1915, to a large concourse of 
people, friends and relatives and then 
laid away quietly to rest until Jesus 
comes the second time, and raises his 
vile body and fashions it like unto 
His glorious body and then go home 
where changes never come, to Iiv« in 
peace forever. 

Written by 

J. R. WILSON. 

Martinsville, Va. 



ELDER S. P. TERRY. 

Death entered our midst on the 
morning of Dee. 21, 1915, and the 
spirit of Elder S. P. Terry, the much 
beloved pastor of Mt. Lebanon church 
— as we believe, was borne to the 
realms of eternal bliss. 

Hi« troubl* was t growth, ©f some 



64 



character, in tlie stomach and bowels, 
ana lor at least a yecir ue iiaU realized 
mat Ills ena was near, irie was not 
su-icLly conimeu lo nis bed but aouul 
tliree weeKs, auring wnien time ui: 
sunerings were intense, yet he uore ii 
all witn cnristian patience and. perieel 
reconcUiation. 

brotner ierry had reached a lew 
years over his tliree score ana ten. xno 
man could have loliowed tne patli of 
rectituae more accurately than he; 
sure were his steps oraered by Uod, as 
the scriptures trutniully declare: 
"It is not 111 man that waiketh to di- 
rect his steps." He has lelt upon the 
annals of 'iime' a record of Honesty 
and integrity, and was stable in ail 
his ways. No pastor was ever nearer 
and dearer to his flock j which he left 
in a bundle of love. How can we 
ever forget his hearty hand-shakes 
and aftectionate smile of brotherly 
recognition? He failed to be with us 
but two meetings before his death; 
several times did he attend when he 
was really too feeble ; but his siri,cere 
desire to perform his duty to his 
flock, strengthened him to go." 

How beautiful are the feet of them 
that preach the gospel of peace, and 
bring glad tidings of good things. 

Truly did he preach peace. He glor- 
ied in the theme of the resurrection, 
Qor did he often preach without 
dwelling upon it in his closing re- 
marks. Brother Terry was a faithful 
and devoted husband and father, also 
a good neighbor; words are inade- 
quate to express how much he will be 
missed. He "labored with his own 
hands," like Paul, that he might not 
be a burden to his brethren, and left 
a bountiful supply of worldly earn- 
ings for his loved ones. 

He leaves a devoted widow, two 
daughters and three sons. 

Brother Terry had been a constant 
visitor in our home for many years, 



and each one of us was always glad 
Lo liave him come. We can but re- 
view tlie past with pleasure m our as- 
sociations with him ; ins was an order- 
ly walk and a Godly conversation. We 
teel that his place can never be tilled, 
tior wiil we ever tind a pastor more 
faithful in the performance of his 
duties. All who knew him will be 
glad to read the last hymn that he 
sang with us at Mt. Lebanon, No. 637, 
in Lloyd's selections. 

May the God of all grace bless his 
widow and much beloved children, 
and lead them in the way of all truth, 
is the sincere desire of one who has 
known and honored him through all 
her life. 

LIZZIE HOLDEN GAKRARD. 



ROY ALBERT MOORE. 

Was a son of Mary Elizabeth and 
John Duncan Moore and was bom on 
Oct. 2nd, 1900. He was an invalid all 
his days. His mother and father died 
when he was a little boy and he went 
to live with his uncle R. B. Wiggins. 

Roy was bright, though his health 
was bad even when he was a baby. 
We think he had consumption before 
he was five years old. He never mjur- 
mured or complained though he suf- 
fered a great deal. 

I feel that he was made to resign to 
the will of the Lord. Several days 
before he died he told his sister he 
could see pretty things with wings 
every time he closed his eyes. He said 
he thought they were angels. He said 
the Lord told him he could not get 
well and on Saturday night before he 
died he had me to send for elder F. 
H. B. Pridgen. to preach to him. He 
said the Lord had made him feel that 
he Avas a sinner, and tell Elder Prid- 
gen that he wanted to join the church. 

He was received at Upper Town 
Creek church, but was not baptized. 



2I0N'S LANDMAEK. 



65 



He died Oct. 6th, 1915. Just before 
he tiled tue iamiiy was caiied lo liis 
bedKide and tuey heard lue sweetest 
mu&ic tney ever lieard m liieir lives. 
They say words can not explain how 
sweet it waa. 

His funeral was preached by Elder 
Pridgen and he was buried in the 
family burying ground. 

J. J. THORNE. 

Elm City, N. C. 

DANIEL W. BASHAM. 

Death the never failing destroyer, 
thrust his keen sickle into the home 
of Mrs. Marie Basham on March 23, 
1915, claiming as his own her devoted 
husband Daniel W. Basham. He was 
bom August 23rd, 1834, in Franklin 
County, Va., where he lived until 
1906, when owing to physical infirm- 
ities, he retired from his vocation in 
life and moved to Vinton, Ve., where 
he resided until his demise. He was 
the son of Elijah and Nancy Turner 
Basham. He was married April 26, 
1859 to Miss Nancy IMcGeorge, with 
whom he lived until death called her 
hence November 15. 1880. His second 
wife who was Miss Marie F. Wright, 
and to whom he was married Septem- 
ber 15, 1881, survives him and in his 
death she sustains an irreparable loss. 

He answered the call to arms in 
1861. enlisting with Company D. Sec- 
ond Virginia Cavalry, and served his 
country valiantly for nearly 4 years, 
receiving only two slight wounds dur- 
ing the entire service. 

Brother Basham was stricken with 
pneumonia some ten davs prior to his 
denarture. which became complicated 
with other troubles, and it wns ap- 
parent almost from the beginning 
that he could not recover. 

A kind and most aflTectionate wife, 
a most eflFicient physician and mnny 
friend* administered most tenderly 



unto his sufferingjs, but they could 
not stay the hand of death, for the 
time had come tor the silver cord to 
be loosed, the golden bowl broken, 
and for his dust to return to the earth 
as it was. For forty years he was an 
unassuming and devoted member of 
the Primitive Baptist church, having 
been baptized by Eider P. M. Wright, 
and served as an elficient deacon. 
Brother Basham was a prompt, regu- 
lar attendant at cliurch meetings un- 
til the infirmities of age made it im- 
jiossible for him to attend as often as 
he wished. While a man of few words 
he was immovable in tlie doctrine of 
salvation by grce, and in his abiding 
trust in the goodness and power of an 
incomprehensible God. Never a jar 
of discord, or w^ound that needed 
healing came to the brethren through 
a word spoken, or a deed done by this 
brother. A lover of peace and harm- 
ony, his long life of christian walk 
and conversation attested the truth. 
"How good and how pleasant for 
brethren to dwell together in unity." 
As a shock of corn fully ripe, our 
brother has been gathered by the 
great Reaper of all that is mortal, but 
we believe confidently that the spirit 
that raised Christ from the dead had 
long dwelt in him, and in the great 
dav when "all that are in their graves 
shall come forth," he will be raised 
incorm7-)tiblp. and vnYi dwell ever- 
more in the home of the redeemed 
where there is no sorrow, no sickness 
and no death. 

His* remains wpre carried to Bas- 
ham chnreh. where Elder S. O. Ply- 
bon offieiatod at the fnneral. the in- 
tormont takinf nlace in the family 
buryinf fyrnnnd thpre. 

ANNTE CRAVES TOT\TPKINS. 



DEACON W. P. REYNOT)DS. 
By rennest of his widow and for 
the comfort of his family, we will try 



66 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



iu our weakuess to write an obituary 
notice of our deceased brother Deac- 
on "VV. F. Reynolds, the soi of Eider 
Wm. Reynolds and wife who were no 
well and favorably known in the 
Eastern part of JSiorth Carolina. 

J3ro. Reynolds was born of English 
parentage (his father having immi- 
grated to America when a boy) June 
15th, 1847. He grew to manhood and 
married Miss Sarah E. Twidy, Nov- 
ember 9th, 1871. To this union there 
were born nine children. 

His wife died June 1st, 1892. He 
remaiued a widower nearly two years, 
then married ]\liss Minnie Alexander, 
January 21:th, 1894. Two sons were 
the fruit of this union. 

Bro. Reynolds joined the church 9t 
Bethlehem, Tyrell County, N. C, June 
1892. Shortly afterwards the church 
feeling he possessed the qualifications 
had him ordained to the office of dea- 
con, which office he filled to the entire 
satisfaction of the church and the 
glory of God. He was quiet, unas- 
suming, a lover of peace and good 
men, an affectionate husband, an in- 
dulgent father and a good neighbor, 
truthful and honorable in all his deal- 
ings wdth his fellowmen. He has left 
behind him the savor of a good name. 
He peacefully fell asleep May 1st, 
1914, and it can be said of a truth, a 
good man has gone to his reward and 
that he is resting from his labors and 
that in the resurrection his body will 
be fashioned and made like the glor- 
ious body of Jesus. 

We extend our sympathy to Sister 
Reynolds who in her affliction feels 
her loss most keenly. May the dear 
Lord by his grace sustain her and 
make her to realize Pie is too wise to 
err and too good to be unkind and re- 
concile her together with the family 
and church to His holy will. 

Affectionately his pastor, 

E. E. LUNDY. 



lime Against Tuberculosis 

In the May 25, 191:!, issue of the Journal of 
the American Medical Association appeared 
this sUtement concerning calcium (lime) medi- 
cation in the treatment of tuberculosis; 

"Under the systematic, continued and persis- 
tent regime of calcium assimilation, Van Oeiaon 
has seen a number of his putients Improve. • 
The sputum clears up of tubercle baciill, which 
finally disappear, end the patients are dis- 
charged with healed puimonary tuberculosis." 

Ethical journals seldom speak so positively 
about a remedial agent, yet this testimony 
coincides with that from many consumotivea 
who have secured like results through the use 
of Eckman's Alterative. 

Since calcium is a constituent of this remedy, 
its healing power may be due to the way this 
element is so combined with other valuable in- 
gredients as to be easily assimilated. 

Eclcman's Alterative contains no opiates, nar- 
cotics or habit-forming drugs, soi t is safe to try. 
Price $1 and $2 per bottle. Sold by leading drug- 
gists or sent direct from the Laboratory. We 
would like to send you a booklet containing iu- 
formation of value and references. 

ECKIVIAN LABORATORY, 
23 N. Seventh St. PhUadelphia. 



Dear Brother (rold: — Please say in 
the Landniark tliat the 171st session 
of the Conteiituea I'liion is appointed 
to be held with tlie church at the 
^leadow, Greene County, N. C, on 
Saturday and fjth Sunday in January 
1916. Elder T. B. Lancaster was ap- 
pointed to preach the introductory 
sermon and Elder Jno. W. Gardner, 
his alternate. 

Messengers and visitors will be met 
Saturday morning at Walstonburg. 

L. J. H. I\IEWBORN, 

Union Clerk. 



Cancer Cured at the KeHam Hospital. 



Tha record of tha Kel am Hospital 
is wlth'ut parallel In hiatory, haring 
cu-ed T'ithout tha uce of tha Knife, 
Acids, X-Ray or R.idium, over ninety 
par cent, of the many hundreds of 
suiferera from Cancer which It has 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man and wom- 
an In tiie United States to know what 
we are doing. KELLAM HOSPITALs 
1617 W. Main St.. Richmond. Va. 
WHte for llteratura. 



Subscribe to The Landmark. 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



67 



R«ct(>« f»r Cray Hair 
To half pint ot water add 1 oz. Bay Rum, 
a small b«x of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oa. 
o< «lrc«rine. Apply to the hair twlo« a 
week aiHM it becoiaea the deaired ahad«. 
Amy drugclst eaa put tlua tip or you c«a 
Mix it at koB« at T err little cost. Full dl- 
recttoms for aaatoiag aad use come tn e*ck 
hex af Bjirbe Cempeuad. It will sraAiAlly 
darkea streaked, fi'u«Ml ertLj hair, aad re- 
oBOTOd dandruif. it is exeellent tor fallia< 
hair and will make harsk hair soft and s^ee- 
sy. It will HOt color the scalp, is aot sticky 
or greasy, and does nat rub sIT. 



Skewarkey I'uioii. 
Friday, s'aturday and otli 
in Jaimaiy at Falls of Tai- 




address 
and a 2 -cent stamp 
-wiil bring to you this 
handsome calendar. 
This charming girl 
■was painted espe- 
have had the picture 
exquisitely reproduced in 16 colors. 
If you would like to read some interesting 
facts, asfe for The Romance of Coca-Cola 
THE COCA-COLA CO. ATLANTA. GA 



The 1 



ssioi. (,f llu' White Oak 
Vn'um is iippointcd to l)c licld witii 
th<> churcli at Ntnvi,ort. Carteret Co., 
N. ('.. oil Saturday and oth Huiiday 
in Jan. 

All lovers of truth invited to attend. 
ELDER I. JONES, 

Moderatoi'. 

R. W. CrURGANUS, Clerk. 



The next session of the Smithtield 
Fnion will be held with the church at 
Kaleigh, Wake County, N. C, on Sat- 
urday and fifth Sirnday in January, 
1!)16". 

Bro. (J. T. Powell is appointed to 
preaeh the introductory sermon, fol- 
lowed by Elder L. H. Stephenson, his 
alternate. 

P>rethren, sisters, friends, and espec- 
ially ministers are cordially invited to 
attend. ^. j 

Yours in hope, 
J. A. BATTEN, 

Unien Clerk. 



PURE BLOOD MAKES 

HEALTHY PEOPLE 

Hood'.? Sarsaparilla reiftOTes 
scrofula ^ore.s, boils and other erup- 
tions, because it drives out of the 
blood the humors that cause them. 
Eruptions cannot be successfully 
treated with external applications, 
because these cannot purify the 
blood. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla makes rich, 
red blood, perfects the digestion, 
and builds up the whole system. In- 
sist oa having Hood's. Get it low. 



The p]a stern Union will meet with 
the (luireli at Tin(-y Oak, Hyde Co., 
(Muiniieneinjr on Friday before the 5th 
Sunday in January, 1916, and contin- 
nein^' three days. All lovers of the 
truth are invited to attend, especially 
ministers. 

A. W. AMBROSE. 



SIGN YOUR NAME HERB. 

If you suffer with any chronic dis- 
ease that does not seem to be bene- 
fited by drugs, such as dyspepsia, in- 
digestion, sich headache, neuralgia, 
rheumjatism, gall stones, liver or kid- 
ney diseases, or any other chronic ail- 
ment involving impure blood, you are 
cordially invited to accept the liberal 
offer made below. It is a grave mis- 



68 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



take to assume that your case is in- 
curable simply because remedies pre- 
pared by iiumau skill have not seem- 
ed to beneht you. Put your faith in 
nature, accept this otter and you will 
never have cause to regret it. 

I believe this is the most wonderful 
Mineral Spring that has ever been 
discovered, for its waters have either 
restored or benefited nearly everyone 
who has accepted my otter. Match 
your faith in this Spring against my 
pocketbook and if the water does not 
relieve your case I will make no 
charge for it. Clip this notice, sign 
your name, enclose the amount and 
let this wonderful water begin its 
healing work in you as it has in thou- 
sands of others. ; 
Shivar Springs, 

Box 55A, Shelton, S. C. 
Gentlemen : 

I accept your guarantee offer and 
enclose herewith two dollars for ten 
gallons of Shivar Mineral Water. I 
agree to give it a fair trial, in accord- 
ance with instructions contained in 
booklet you will send, and if it fails to 
benefit my case you agree to refund 
the price In full upon receipt of the 
two empty demijohns which I agree to 
return promptly. 

Nome 

Addresi 

Shippiufe Point 



Cabbage Hants: — We have 53 acres 
of fine frost-p -oof cabbage plants, and 
before placing your order, write for 
our illustrated catalogue, which gives 
a full description of all our plants, 
and tells how to grow them. Pied- 
moat Plant Co., Albany, Ga., and 
Greenville, S. C. 



Let thy thoughts all be for good. 

P. D. G. 



The Black Creek Union will meet 
wiih tlie cuurcn at (Jross Koads, 
Jonnston Uounty, iN. C, baiurday and 
5th Sunday m January, lyib. 

Elder J. C. Hooks was chosen to 
preach the introductory sermon. 

Visitors will be met at Princeton, 
N. C, J^riday evening and Saturda/ 
morning. 

R. H. BOSWELL, 

Union Cierk. 



Easy Breathing a Luxury. 

To persons aniicted witn caiarrh or 
severe head coids ihe diiliculiy of 
breatiiing is a great burden. 

'iiie ueiecLive aeiauou ol the blood, 
thi-OLiglL lack oi contact between tne 
air uiuaied and the mucous membrane 
01: tne iungs, proauces lieudacUes, de- 
pression auU lower lieaitu conditions, 
because the blood is not properly pui'i- 
fied. 

Under such conditions Mentholatum 
should be applied wimin the nostrils. 
Its aromatic oils penetrate to the 
membranes and tickle them to greater 
activity. 

The secretions become more active, 
loosening the coagulations which cover 
the membranes, encouraging the clear- 
ing of the air passages. 

Then comes the good fresh air in 
satisfying volume, direct to the mem- 
branes, purifying the blood. 

Mentholatum is antiseptic and ger- 
micidal, encouraging the restoration 
of inflamed parts, and has proven very 
useful as well in relieving croup, sore 
throat and chapped skin. 




A scorner seeketh wisdom, and find- 
eth it not: but knowledge is easy mi- 
te kiM tkat ntt4Ur«taAA«tIr. 



Zl'ON'S LAKDMARK. |i 



69 



The next session of the Mill Branch 
Union is to be held with the church at 
Simpson Creek. 




Purely Vegetable—Not Narcotic 



used for 

teethinfj children. Soothes the child, softens 
the gums, allays all pain, dispels wind colic and 
is the best known remedy for infantile diarrhoea. 
Makes baby's teething safe. Insist on "Mrs. Wins- 
Iftw'g Soothing Syrnp" and accept no sobstitut*. 
Twenty-fivo cents at eood drugeists. 



ELDERS W ^ CRAFT 

AND R. E. A&AMS 

Four Oaks — Saturdar aai frab 8ua- 
day in Jxxmut. 

Oak Fcrroff, — Moadar. 

Beths&ida — Tueadaf. 

Beasoa— WadAMdaf. 

Clement — Taursdar. 

rellovftbi»— * ridajr. 

Mlddla Cr««k — Saturdar and second 
Saadikr. 

WilUow 8»rte«— Meadar. 

Raleifk r«*ada7. 

Angler — Wadaeadar. 

Coats— Thursday. 

Dunn — rridar. 

B«alah — Saturdar and third Suadajr. 
4td aad 2tw dM. 21 



ELDER A. D. JOHNSON 

Clement — Sat. and 2nd Sunday in 
Jon. 

t our Oaks — Sunday evening at 4 
0 'clock. 

Corinth — I\l onday . 
O.ak Foreat — Tuesday. 
Hickory Grove — Wednesday. 
Reedy Prong — Thursday. 
Seven Mile — Friday. 
Harnett — Saturday. 
Mingo — 3rd Sunday. 




FOR INFORMATION. 

For information and for r«f«raiM 
w would be pleased to hare a lOmto 
9f every Primitive Baptist AssoeiatiM 
in America and will thank the Clvka 
of the various Associations to fonrwi 
one to me at their earlieirt poMiU* 
eeovenieaee. 

P. D. •. 

Wilsen, N. O. 



WHEN YOUR EYES MEED OARE 

TRY MURIME EYE REMEDtf J-VJM f ^^ti 

ar*A )n dncceBiifuI Phyelctane' Pmrtlcefor ■ * ' i """ ' 

and frJld by DrnfrgiKts nt Kic and BOc Per ■ 



MOORE'S MlisERAL SPRINGS. 



If you have not paid your sub- 
scriptieii. nead it in mew. 



Last summer my health became 
Tery poor. 1 v?ent to Moore's Miner- 



70 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



al Springs, m Stokes County, N. C, 
remaming there libout 12 days, 1 re- 
turned lioine well. 

Tills water acts on the blood, the 
skin, the bowels, kidneys, stomach, 
catarrh, &c. 

1 gladly recommend this water to 
the sick. Hotel open winter and sum- 
mer. Watei chipped from Rural Hall, 
N. C, at $1.50 per case of 12 half gal- 
lons and cases to be returned in 30 
days. P. D. G. 



SEND US YOUlt WORK. 

We print your Minutes, Book aad 
Job Work at short notice and with 
neatness and despatch. 

t. D. HOLD PUB. (JO., 



Elders A. L. Moore and J. P. Via. 

Bullalo — Jan. 1 and 2, lyliJ. 

Spray — 3rd at night. 

Macedonia — 4 th. 

Reidsville 4th at night. 

Wolf Island— 5th. ' 

New Hope — 6th. 

Pleasant Grove — 7th. 

Arbor— 8th and 9th. 

Gilliams— 10. ^ 

Burlington — 10 at night. 

Harmon>i — 11th. 

Wheelers— 12th. " 

Flat River— 13th. 

Hekna — 14th. 

Camp Creek— 15th. 

Tar River— 16th. 

Surl— 17th. 

Roxboro — 18 th. 

Stories Creek— 19th. 

Ebenezer— 20th. 

Oak Grove— 21st. 

Pleasant Grove — 22nd. 

Linden Fork— 23rd. t j 

Dan River— 24th. ^. 

Conveyance needed. 

75 Copies Left. 
If you want a History of The Bap- 



tist Ministers, order soon. Nearly sold 
out. Jr'rice !j>k!.UU. 

As long as tliey last we will send 
this Misiory togetlier with Teodosia 
Ernest, and Ten Days In Search Of 
The Ciiurch, at the special price of 
$2.75. 

Books highly endorsed by Primitive 
Baptists every where. Order now 
from editor of this paper, or from 
R. H. PiTTMAN, 

Luray, Va. 



1 am in need of money with which to 
pay expenses of the Landmark. 

Please send me some, if not all, of 
what is due to the Landmark, and help 
me to carry on the business, and aid 
me in its publication. 

P. D. GOLD. 



"Now the God of peace that 
brought our Lord Jesus that great 
Shepherd of the sheep through the 
blood of the everlasting covenant, 
make you perfect in every good work 
to do his will working in you that 
which is well pleasing in His sight, 
through Jesus Christ; to whom be 
glory for ever and ever. Amen." 



"FIFTY YEARS AMONG THE BAP- 
TISTS. 

Dear Brother Gold: — 

Please allow me to say in the Land- 
mark that I have a few copies of Bene- 
dicts "Fifty Years Among the Bap- 
tists," that 1 will mail (postage paid) 
to any point in the U. S. for only $1. 
per copy. Every one knows what this 
book is worth to every student of Bap- 
tist history. 

Mail all orders to, 

A. H. RODEN, 

Glen Rose, Texas. 



Subscribe to The Landmark. 



Zl'ON'S LANDMARK. 



ELDERS W. R. CRAB^T AND J. W. 
WYATT. 

Beaulah^ — Sat. and 3rd Sunday in 
Jan. 

Scotts— Monday. 
AVilson — Tuesday. 
Elm City — Wednesday. 
Upper Town Creek — Thursday. 
Mill Branch — Friday. 
NashvilL — Sat. and 4th Sunday. 
Peach Tree — iMonday. 
Sandy Grove — Tuesday. 
Sappony — Wednesday and Thurs- 
day. 

Thence to Falls of Tar River (Union 
Meeting.) 

Tarboro — Monday. 

Conetoe- — Tuesday. 

Cross Roads — Wednesday. 

Briery Swampi — Thursday. 

Flat Swamp — ^Friday. 

Robersonville — Sat, and 1st Sunday 
in February. 

Bear Grass — Monday. 

Great Swamp — Tuesday. 

Washington — Wednesday. 

Morattock — Thursday. 

Jamesville— Friday. ' 

Skewarkey — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 

Spring Green — Monday. 

Hamilton — Tuesday. 

Conoho— Wednesday. 

Hobgood — Thursday. 

Deep Creek — Friday. 

Kehukee — Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 

Williams — Monday. 

Whitakers — Tuesday. 

Owr Advertising Departmant is Je 
Charge of 

Jacobs & C0.5 Cisiaton, S. C, 

SOLICITING OFFICES: 

New York— 118 E 28th St E. L. Gould 

Chlcago-^20 Advcrtisinjr lildg...W. B. I'orcher 

Detroit— Hotel Tullcr C. L. WiDD 

St. Louis— 1500 Central Natl. Bank Bldg.. 

M. E. GammOD 

Nashville— ir,l 8tli Ave. N J. M. Riddle, Jr. 

Atlauta— Wesley Mejiiorial Bide. .J. B. Keoiit;li 

Astieville, N. €.— IJl S. Main Ht G. H. Ligon 

Pblladelphla— 1421 Arch St A. O'Daniel 

Richmond, Va.— Murphy Hotel. ._J. W. Ligon 



FLISHA M. AND SARA A. HERN- 
DON. 

It is with a sad and burdened heart 
that I attempt to chronicle the death 
and a portion of the lives of my dear 
father and mother, who both died 
last year, their deaths being only 
seaen months apart. 

Mother died March 19, 1914, and 
father Oct. ]9, following. 

Prepious to her marriage mother 
was Sara A. Ivey, daughter of the 
late W. S. Ivey, deceased, of this 
county. She was born Nov. 20, 1843. 
married Jan. 28, 1868, and united 
with the church at Mt. Paron the first 
Saturday in June, 1887, and was bap- 
tized on Sunday by Elder M. F. Hurs:, 
her. dearly beloved pastor, one of the 
ablest ministers I have ever known. 

She remained a consistent member, 
eyery ready to attend her meetings 
and entertain her pastor. 

She was firm in the "faith once de- 
livered to the saints," and ever ready 
to give a reason for her hope. 

Although afflicted for the last four- 
teen years of her life with the dread- 
ful disease Diabetes, at times confined 
to her bed for awhile, unable to go to 
church, she was ever faithful and 
went when it was possible for her to 
go. Many times she went when she 
was some better though not really 
able. 

The last six months she was con- 
fined to her home and bed. She re- 
alized that her strength was failing 
fast, yet she bore her afflictions with 
fortitude and patience, often saying 
that God's purpose would be done, 
th.it she was in his hands. 

She loved her children and grand- 
children, and her good husband, more 
than Avords could express, and yet 
she did express a willingness to go as 
not only a relief from bodily suffer- 
ings, but as a fruition of her hope 
eternal. 



72 



ijn ker lasi di^ys on earth she re- 
marked to me, "If I am saved it is 
by the grace of God, for nothing good 
I have done, for my arms are too 
short, and my strength too weak." 

She lived and died an Old Baptist, 
and by her fruits here she was known 
and much beloved. 

She blessed us and thanked us so 
many times for our service to her, yet 
I told her I was doing no more than 
my duty, and was perfectly willing, 
and would have done more for her if 
I could. She was so grateful to all of 
us who attended her bedside. Her 
life ha.s been a benediction and her 
death one of triumphant faith in the 
Lord M^ho giveth and taketh away. 

Father Herndon was born Aug. 11, 
1874, and reared in this eoxmty, being 
a son of F. M. Herndon. He never 
united with the church, but he mani- 
fested by an orderly walk and bodly 
conversation that he was a partaker 
of the faith by which the Lord's peo- 
ple are saved. 

He loved the Primitive Baptists. He 
attended their meetings, carrying his 
w-ife whenever she could go, and fail- 
ed not in doing a great part tov/ard 
the upkeep of the church, and sup- 
port of the ministers and brethren. 

His doors were always open to the 
brethren, and many feasted of heav- 
enly things while there with him and 
his good wife and family. 

After losing his dear companion he 
was heart-broken, but tried to be sub- 
missive as much as he could to the 
Lord's will. He asked me aud my 
family to remain with him for awhile, 
at least the remfinder of the year, 
which we did, and the latter part, of 
(September he Fieized with a fntal 
illness, his heart being much involved. 
He suffered greativ at timp«^. but 
when we thought him much br-tter he 
passed away so ouickly that his death 
was a great shock to us. 



During his sickness he was humole 
and. fciUDUuisKivej oiien Baymg, "Tus 
Lord s will be done." 

He expressed iias desire to get well, 
yet he said, ' ' 1 ieel it will be ail right 
with me It I do not. 1 jujst want to b« 
submissive. ' ' 

A precious soul he wai and how 
closely we feel to hope that our loss is 
their eternal gain. 

Appropriate funeral services were 
conducted by Elders R. L. Cook and 
J. F. Almond, for both our dear 
father and motlier at the Baptist 
church on the days of interment in 
the city cemetei-y beside their two 
children who died in infancy. 

Two sons H. H. and E. S. Herndon, 
with their wives and seven grand- 
children are left to mourn the loss of 
these precious ones. 

May we all ever remember their 
lovely examples, revere their sacred 
memories. 

May the Lord bless and help us to 
so live that when we are old we can 
say as Paul that we have fought a 
good fight, and have kept the faith. 
A daughter-in-law, 
MRS. E. S. HERNDON. 



Every wise Avoman buildeth her 
house: but the foolish plucketh it 
down with her hands. 



He that walketh in his uprightness 
fearcth the Lord: but he that is per- 
verse in his ways despiseth him. 



In the mouth of the foolish is a rod 
of pride : but the lips of the wise shall 
preserve them. 



Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; 
but much increase is by the strength 
of the ox. 



A faithful witness will not lie: but 
a false witness will utter lies. 



1 



maiiuiiiimiiiiiiajii 



ZIOITS LANDMARK 



PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 



WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

l\ Primitive or Old School Baptist 



VOL. XLIX. WILSON, N- C, JAN. 1, 1916. NO. 4. 




11 



I ] p. D. GOLD, Editor, Wilson, N. C. 

[ I P. G. LESTER, Amo. IMitor, Floyd, Va. 



$1.50 PHB TEAR. 



BIO EMS GET 
KIDNEYTROUBLE 

Take Salts at First Sign of Bladder 
Irritation or Backache, 



The American men and women 
must guard constantly against Kidney 
trouble, because we eat too much and 
all our food is rich. Our blood is 
filled with uric acid which the kidneys 
strive to filter out, they weaken from 
overwork, become sluggish; the elim- 
inative tissues clog and the result is 
kidney trouble, bladder weakness and 
a general decline in health. 

When your kidneys feel like lumps 
of lead ; your back hurts or the urine 
is cloudy, full of sediment or you are 
oblijred to seek relief two or three 
times during the night; if you suffer 
with sick headache or dizzy, nervous 
spells, acid stomach, or you have rheu- 
matism when the weather is bad. get 
from your pharmacist about four 
ounces of Jad Salts; take a table- 
. spoonful in a glass of water before 
breakfast for a few days and your 
kidnpys will then act fine. This fa- 
mous- salts is made from the acid of 
grapes and lemon juice, combined with 
lithia, and has been used for genera- 
tions to flush and stimulate clogged 
kidneys; to neutralize the acids in the 
urine so it no longer is a source of 



irritation, thus ending bladder dis- 
orders. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot in- 
jure, makes a delightful effervescent 
lithia-water beverage, and belongs in 
every home, because nobody can make 
a mistake by having a good kidney 
tiushing any time. 



UNION NOTICE. 
The next session of the Smithfield 
Union will be held with the church at 
Raleigh, Wake County, N. C, on Sat- 
urday and lifth Sunday in January, 
1916. 

Bro. G. T. Powell is appointed t« 
preach the introductory sermon, fol- 
lowed by Elder L. H. Stephenson, his 
alternate. • 

Brethren, sisters, friends, and espec- 
ially ministers are cordially invited ta 
attend. 

Tours in hope, 
J. A. BATTEN, 

Union -Clerk. 



Recipe fcr Gray Mair 
To baJf piat of water add 1 oz. Baj Rum, 
a small box of Bftrbo Compound, and 1-4 o«. 
of glycerine. Apply to the hair thrice a 
week until It becoiaeB the desired shade. 
Amy druffi^st can put this up or you caa 
mix it at koiae at rary little cost. Full 4^ 
reotioas for Mileteg aad um oom« in each 
box «f Barba Ceispciuad. R will gradually 
daiacM strea&ed, ta<ded cray balr, aad re- 
Biorea das&wfiL ft la exeaU^t for falliag 
hair and will Make hazak h&ir soft aad glos- 
»y. It will aot color the scalp, is not sticky 
or greaey, and does aol rah ofl. 



Subscribe to The Landmark. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHEISI. 



EXPERIENCE- 

Dear Cousin EUa: 

As you asked me to write my ex- 
perience for publication 1 will now 
attempt to write what I believe to be 
the dealings of the Lord with me. 
" As far back as I can remember I 
have had serious thoughts of death 
and often wondered what would be- 
come of me if I should die- It seem- 
ed that I realized then that I must 
surely die sometime, and that those 
who were saved were predestinated 
unto eternal life from the foundation 
of the woM. I suffered much trouble 
and anxiety, wondering if I was one 
of that number. 

I was about ten years old when my 
first trouble began. I dreamed that 
I was in torment. AVhen I awoke 
these words were on my mind, "I 
know I'm guilty, know I'm vile, and 
shall forever be." 

It was then T realied my true con- 
dition in the sight of God. I could 
see and feel what a miserable sinner 
I was- But being young T soon began 
to go out in gay company- The con- 
demnation of my conduct would wear 
off, but would return- T wou'd go to 
parties and try to have as good a 
time as the others Kcemod to have. 
I was in this troj^ble for about fivo 
years and it seenu'd it got Avorse in- 
stead of better. Sometimes T would 
resolve to do better but satan would 
overcome me* 



When I was about fifteen years old 
I had a wonderful dream- I dreamed 
that I was awakened by the sounding 
of a trumpet, which made the whole 
earth tremble. When I first awoke 
all was in darkness and I was sore 
afraid. But just then a very bright 
light flashed up in the east, Uke the 
sun only many times brighter. I look- 
ed to see what the light could be and 
behold ! it was Jesus. He had on a 
purple robe and a crown like unto the 
sun. It seemed that I could feel and 
say "Jesus is the light of the world." 
As I behead him I began rising in th.3 
air, which was filled with this song, 
"When the Trumpet of the Lord shall 
sound, and time shall be no more, 
And the morning breaks etema^ light 
and fair 

And the saved of earth shall gather 
over on the other shore, 
When the roll is called up yonder I'll 
be there." 

It seemed that it was being sung 
and played, but I could not see where 
it came from. It was the sweetcvSt 
music T ever heard- I was so happy- 
I felt like T was being carried to 
heaven on flowery beds of ease- If I 
cou'd feel as confident and have the 
blessed sweet assurance all the time, 
ns T had then, I would not doubt as 
T do. I continued in this state of re- 
joicing for some time but soon satan 
came tempting me, saying: "It's only 
a dream." So I continued to seek 
after the things of this world for 



74 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



about three years- On Tuesday night 
before the first Sunday in June, 1914, 
it seemed I was cast down into the 
very depths of hell- It was the most 
miserable night I ever spent. The 
great burden of sin came upon me so 
forcibly that I was cast down to the 
utterm;bst part of torment. I felt that 
my time had come to die. 

I did not feel flt to live and surely 
not fit to die. I could not sleep so I 
got up and walked the floor and tried 

to beg God for mercy. The very 
breathing of my soul -was "Lord have 
mercy on me a sinner." It seemed 
that PharOah and all his hosts were 
following me and I had gotten down 
to the Red Sea of death and there 
'w'as no hope for me. I felt that I 
would surely die, for I could not tiirn 
1>aek on account of the army and the 
jtreat mountain of sin was before me- 
Th^n T remembered my sweet dreams 
^ind that comforted me some- 

A strong impression arose in my 
heart to take up my cross and follow 
Him:, who died that we might have 
eternal life- T wanted to go and tell 
the dear brethren and sisters what I 
felt and had experienced and ask for 
a home with them. I felt that the 
chiirch of God was the only home a 
child df God has on eiarth. 

I did not feel worthy of being with 
the church, yet it was my whole de- 
sire, and I felt it to be very humble 
sacred duty- I promised the Lord if 

He wou'd spare me until Saturday T 

'%ouTd go and tell the brethren all 
aljout it- I fell across the bed and 
went I to sleep. "WTien T awoke my 
troubleR wel-e all gone. Pharoah and 
his army were RwaTowed up in the 

'ie.i and I waj? led safely over. 

T felt like a new creature and if T 
Tiad had ten thousand toncnies T could 
have praised thp Lord with them all. 
On Saturday T went before the old 

"primitive Baptists at Roxboro, N. C, 



telling a part of what I have written 
and was received,. To my delight I 
was followed by my dear mother and 
we were baptized on the following 
day by our dear pastor. Elder J. A- 
Ilenidon- That was the happiest day 
I ever spent- Everything was joy, 
love and peace. I could say truly, 
"Peace on earth and good will to- 
ward men." But this state of rejoic- 
ing did not stay with me- I soon be- 
gan to have doubts and fears- My 
pathway ever .since has been up and 
down, and most of the time in the 
valhy with a bright spot now and 
then to cheer me. I hope the Lord 
is hading me in the paths of right- 
eousness, that I know not, only as I 
am taught by the ho^y spirit. 

I Teel sometimes that I am a miser- 
able hypocrite, justly condemned in 
the sight of God. If I am deceived 
I pi ay God to undeceive me that I 
may not deceive others. I am trust- 
ing that He will guide and direct me 
in all things that I may walk up- 
rightly before Him, honoring the 
cause which I profess, and looking 
unto Jesus the author and finisher of 
our faith, in whom we have righteous- 
ness, sanctification and redemption 
through His precious blood, which 
cleanseth fromi all our sins, and ever 
give all the praise to God to whom it 
belongs. 

Your unworthy brother in Christ, 
THEO. W,. WHITEPIELD- 
Roxboro, N. C- 



EXPERIENCE. 

Dear Brother Gold: 

For some time I have felt impressed 
to write you a short sketch of what 
I hope was the dealings of the Lord 
with me- 

When I was about sixteen I went 
to bed one night and I don't think 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



i' was asleep- I saw a big fire com- 
ing to me. My brottier was standing 
near and the fii'e took him and left 
me. 1 thought it was heU after me, 
and could not get it off my mind. I 
could not sleep any more that night 
and could not be satisfied any wl; ere. 

After that night I would go to 
church but it didn't seem like it was 
the place for me. 1 felt like I wanted 
to go .somewhere else but when I gpt 
therp 1 was not satisfied- Then it 
seemgd like my own people didn't 
want me at home. I fe't like I would 
die and that hell would be my doom. 
All I could say was: "Lord be mer- 
ciful to me, a sinner-" My condition 
gave me a lot of trouble and it con- 
tinued until 1909. It was so bad I 
could not keep it from my wife. She 
would say to me : " Willie what is the 
matter with you? Ai*e you sick?" I 
tried to hide my feelings from her. 
T waited to go off by myself- One 
day I was in my tobacco field and 
tltese words came to me: "A few 
more days on earth to spend." How 
would I spend them? I wanted to go 
to. church and tell the brethren, but 
I didn't feel fit to he with th&m, 
though 1 loved them. I thought I 
would go before the church on the 
fir-st, Saturday and my trouble got a 
little lighter, but in a few days I 
didn't know which church to go to. 
Pleasant Hill was near and I loved 
them, but my mind was to go to Tar- 
boro- T asked the Lord to make it 
known to me which church to go to, 
and that night I dreamed I was in a 
dark pit and could not get out but T 
could see a light place and in the 
licrht I cou'd see one of the members 
of the Tarboro church- I tried to get 
to them but could not. Then they be- 
gan singing a song and the way was 
opened for mo. T went to church on 
Saturday bnt did not go before the 
church uwtil Snnday. I was received 



and baptized that day. I was so 
happy that day as 1' came out of the 
water I felt, like 1 would never have 
^ny more troubles, but 1 find 1 was 
wrong. 1 can't live as i want to- 

Brother Gold, if 1 co.uld feel as 
good as you look to m;e, 1 wou^d. be 
happy. When I look at my^self I can 
see nothing good in me. It makes me 
grieve and get low down, but 1 kno^w 
John says in his writing: "We know 
we have passed from death untq life 
because we love the brethren" I hope 
1 am not deceived. 

I am a poor writer and can't tell 
my experience as I would like to. 

Pray for me, an unworthy brother. 

W- A. ARMSTRONG. 

Rocky Mount, N. C- 



SEARCH THE SCRl'BTURES- 

Chri.st said, "Search the Scriptures; 
for in them ye think ye have eternal 
life : and they are they which testify 
of Me." 

The trouble and dispute is about 
the living child. No one who has the 
living child wants the dead one. We 
are told in the Scriptures that the one 
to whom the living child belongs wa* 
the one that loved it. Everyone that 
heareth my word, and believeth, on 
Him that sent hath the living child, 
aijd shaU not come into condemnation, 
but is passed from death unto life- 
The witness is in them, and thia wit' 
ness is love for the child. He that 
loveth is born of God, not will be 
born for loving, but is already born. 
There ia nothing the creature does to 
obtain eternal life, for this is the gift 
of God, and it precedes works. 

The creature was conceived in sin, 
born under the law, made subject to 
vanity, not wilHngly, but by reason of 
him who hath subjected the same in 
hope, which hope is an anchor to the 
Soul both sure and steadfast, and 



76 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



will enter into that within the vail, 
but the creature could not fulhll the 
law, neither could the law disannul 
the promise made to Abraham before 
the law was given. 

There are people who believe and 
teach that' the sinner can open the 
door of his heart and let Christ, the 
living child in, or shut in, thus keep- 
ing him out, and be forever lost. From 
the Scriptures we learn that everyone 
of Adam's race is born in sin, and be- 
fore faith is given, they are kept un- 
der the law, shut up. 

The law is our school-master to 
bring us unto Christ, that we might 
be justified by faith. 

People who are lovers of this world 
cannot please God, for they have not 
faith, and are not subject to the law 
of God, neither indeed can be, be- 
cause God hath not put his word, or 
law in their inward parts. It is the 
spirit that quickeneth ; the fiesh prolit- 
eth nothing: 

"You hath he quickened who were 
dead in trespasses and sins-" 

Thus we are m^de to realize our 
vile and depraved condition, and to 
call on him who is merciful- We 
have not a high priest which cannot 
be touched with the feeling our in- 
firmities. 

For what the law could not do, in 
that it was weak throught the flesh, 
God sending His Own Son in the like- 
ness of sinful fish, and for sin, con- 
demned sin in the flesh : " That the 
righteousness of the law might be ful- 
filled in us, who walk not after the 
flesh, but after the spirit- Reference 
is made here to the children of God 
who are already born of the spirit, 
and are therefore enabled to walk 
after the Spirit. 

Christ is the Good Shepherd that 
laid down His life for the sheep. 

He said he prayed not for the world 
but for them which' the Father had 



given Him. For they are Thine, and 
ui Mine art; Tiiine, and Thine aj.-e 
x\iiue. And i am glorified in them- 

They are liis sheep, and know His 
voice, and i'oliow iiim, and to Him the 
porter opeiieth, and they go in and 
out and find pasture. He said, 1 give 
unto them eternal life, and they shall 
never perish. 

The Lord s people are subjected in 
hope and made accepted in the Be- 
'o\ed. 'Ihe Lord foreknew His people, 
a^id predestinated them unto good 
works. He hath saved us, and called 
us with an holy calling, not according 
to our works, but according to His 
Own purpose, and grace, which was 
given us in Christ Jesus before the 
\s orid began. 

By searching the Scriptures we find 
there is the old man, and the new 
man, the natural man, and the spirit- 
ual mjaoi, and one is not a part of the 
other. The old, has no healing prop- 
erties. The new is health itself. The 
new man has the spirit of Christ- He 
is the vine and the new man it the 
branch- 
He is the good Shepherd, the new 
man the sheep. He ia the Husband^ 
the new man, the bride. He lead* 
them out of the world, and the porter 
openeth unto him and they go into 
the sheep-fold or kingdom. Not as 
some teach, that he is knocking and 
wanting to come in and they will not 
let him in. He never tries to do a 
thing and fails. He speaks and it is 
done- He commands and it stands 
fast. 

He doeth according to His will in 
the army of heaven and among the 
inhabitants of the earth: and none 
can stay His hand, or say unto Him, 
What doest Thou? His word returns 
Qot unto Him void, for as the rain 
Cometh down, and the snow from 
heaven, and returneth not thither, but 
bringeth forth and budcth that it may 



'/AON'S LANDMARK- 



77 



give seed to the sower, aud bread to 
the eater, so shall my word be that 
goeth forth out of my liiouth- 

I Avi'l coucludu by giving my feel- 
ings in the words of the man of God. 
The sorrows of death compassed me 
and the Hoods of ungodly men made 
me afraid. The sorrows of hell com- 
passed me about: the srf&res of death 
prevented me. In my distress 1 call- 
ed upon the Lord, and cried unto my 
God. 

1 felt that I had sinned against God 
and he was angry with me. It made 
this old earth fear and tremble to 
think I was cut off, to be lost, with- 
out hope and without the God of 
mercy to plead my cause to the Pather- 
I could only say, Save or I perish- 
When I feH that all hope was gone, 
the blessed sun of rigtheousness arose 
with healing in his wings. That was 
joy unspeakable and full of glory- 

We should search the Scriptures 
for they testify of our liigh priest who 
can be touched with a feeling of our 
infirmities. Fear not little flock, it is 
your Father's good pleasure to give 
you the kingdom. 

Submitted in love, 

I. H- HARRIS. 



CO.MI\IUNICATION. 

Dear Rrotlior Gold, and to My Dear 
Kindred in Zion: 

I feel that I want to write part of 
my experience which is accordino; to 
Job's, if the Lord will be my helper, 
hoping that it is not of the flesh, but 
of the spirit. Job was a man that 
feared God and eschewed evil. I am 
a wanderer here below, and what T 
am it is hard to know, I am so vile, 
ao prone to sin. Job was made to 
despise the day that ho was born, so 
was I. T folt that it was so sinful. 
Dear kindred, T fed tliat I have boon 
delievered over in Satan's hands as 



Job was. The Lord to^d satan he was 
in his hands, but not to take his life. 
ID the anguish of soul that I was in- 
What i did sufier for two long weeks 
no tongue can tell, not a wink did I 
sleep- 1 was being purged from dead 
works I hope unto the living God. 
This Scripture came, Purge me with 
hyssop to make you whiter than snow. 
Cleans you to bring you forth as gold, 
and these words, that I was doing my 
sufi'eriug here. Dear kindred, if we 
can only do our suffering here all wiU 
be well in the end. When I was cast 
in the fiery furnace as the three He- 
brew children were, I felt the very 
flames piercing my soul. I cried in 
agony to God, "O Lord remember me." 
Surely I felt that he had forsaken me. 
This Scripture came, "Killed aU the 
day long, as sheep for the slaughter. 
How can we that are dead to sin live 
any , longer therein. We are more 
than conquerors through him that 
loved us. Death swallowed up in vic- 
tory. I was made to realize this Scrip- 
ture. It came with force. Now you 
can imagine how I felt when one of 
Job's miserable comforters stepped in 
to comfort me, who was a missionary. 
She to^d me I was troubled over 
worldy things, and ought not to let 
them, trouble me so. O I was right 
where I could see .she was blind- I 
fold her she was blind- She could not 
sec, she dropped her head and blushed 
and did not say any more. Every- 
thing that Job had was taken from 
him, but his last days were his best- 
All that I had was taken from me. 

I was made to drink the cup of the 
wormwood and the gsJl down to the 
very dregs, and O how bitter. These 
words came that I had been turned 
loose to see how far 1' would stray 
from the Lord. Thanks be to Him, 
His unseen hand was guiding me- He 
did not let me stray so far but what 
he turned my wandering feet. We 



78 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



eauuot help practicing commou sins, 
but it seems to one we can help 
practicing omission sms. i was templ- 
ed to curse, i kept my teeth cienciied 
together, felt that my mouth would 
iiy open, but 1 did not. i have felt 
the hand of the Lord upon me. 1 was 
casit so low i knew he was able to 
raise me, but was he wil'iiig. This 
Scripture came with force,, "O wretch- 
ed one that 1 am, who slusU deliver 
me from the body of this death.'" lie 
showed me what is in my heart, it 
is desperately wicked, and all hearts 
are fashioned alike. 

Everything to practice, but grace 
forbids. Just before this 1 was im- 
pressed to pray around the fireside- 0 
what a cross- I have tried to a?k the 
Lord to take this ofl' of me, feeling 
that 1 was not the proper one for tliis. 
One night I asked for the Bible, m^ 
eyes fell on the fortieth chapter of 
Job- Job humbleth himself before 
God. 1 viewed myself standing be- 
fore our Savior. There he showed me 
it is good for me to be atl'licted. 1 
was made to rejoice and glory in them 
1 have been atl'licted ever since I was 
live years of age, and feel that 1 can 
witness with David, It is good to be 
afflicted. 1 felt a flow of words from 
Jieaven come down in my soul, while 
standing there. I felt that I could 
almost touch tlic lieui of our Savior's 
garment,. Aly lie;id was bowed down, 
on raising it 1 viewed my face as 
Christ's picture, his long curly hair 
touched my shouldei's. After this the 
Lord delivered uic over in satan's 
hands for the dcsi ru<-1 ion of the liesh, 
telling me 1 need not tr\' to .get away, 
he had me. It is a fiiiifii! thing to 
fall into the hands of the living God 
So let us be watching these things, 
and tuT-n from every <ii)ji(<arance of 
evil as much as lietli wilhcn ns- Ask- 
ing the Lord to lead ns. O liow -ood 
the Lord is to me ; he is immensely 



good in all of his ways. 

t can Dut say biess tne Lord 0 my, 
soul, all tnat is within me bless nis 
lioly name, 'this is a portion of what 
i nave experienced several years after 
i united with the cliurcii- Of late it 
has been on i^y mind to write it, but 
i have only hinted at it, the half has 
not been told- A long piece of paper 
was placed before me the other night, 
i said this is for one to write to the 
Landmark- Brother Gold, 1 will leave 
it to our better judgment. 

i'rom one who loves the truth as it 
is in Jesus, 

MAGGIE A. STATON. 



EXPERIENCE- 

Dear Brother Gold: 

h'or some time 1 have felt a desire 
to write you what 1' hope has been the 
dealings of the Lord with me. As far 
back as 1 can remember 1 have Lad 
serious thoughts about death, and 
wondered where my soul would go if 
1 siiould die. 

In 18D9 my trouble grevv^ worse. 1 
would look at people and I thought 
that everybody was better than 1 was. 
1 asked the Lord to have mercy on 
poor me, still it seemed my trouble 
grew worse. 

It w^as made known to me that I 
could do nothing to save myself. I 
^^as so burdened I didn't know what 
to do, and felt like I was going to 
die- 1 went to a friend of mine and 
told her how I felt, that I knew there 
w an nothing 1' could do toward saving 
myself. She said .she didn't think 
])eople who went to the bad place 
tliouglit about themselves that way. 
That comforted me some but the 
thought kept coming back, that I was 
going to die. I felt so alone, felt that 
the Lord did not know me- 

In 1900 T got sick with fever and 
thought my time to die had come- I 



:> ZION'S LANDMARK- 



of sinners, as the one and only physic- 
ian wlio heals all diseases, as the One 
wlio came to seek and to save that 
which was lost, the very creature tliat 
tlie one in question feels himself or 
herself to be. He makes tlu' vesstl 
ayaiii another vessel, by imphuiting in 
tins same bosom a desire for better 
tilings, a longing for holiness and 
righteousness, to set tlie attcctioii up- 
on tliin-s whicli arc abovr. wliidi do 
ii()l perish with Ihe usinu' as did form- 
er tilings. 

Sucii a one loves to think upon 
Jesus and what he iiieaiis to tlieiii. Tile 
old tilings they sought often now rise 
up as odtensixe oilors fi-om tlie poison- 
ous ^vells of sill and r(n'rui)tion and 
they long to he i-id of tiiem and to 
live \\holly unto (iod the Savior but, 
alas, they iiiiist fill the place the Lord 
hath designed they should. This Pot- 
tei' made the vessel as seemed good to 
liim to make it, so we are not our own 
Imt arc jjurchased with the price, 
even the precious l)lood of Jesus. 

What j)ower then hath this vessel 
exee|)t to hold, endure, wiiat tiie <;od 
of love sees fit to put in it.' And, 
again, dear sister, tiiere is no iia|)pe'i 
so as to what falls in it, hut eaeli and 
every trial and a ffl iet i,,ii was ordain- 
ed nf (i,,d f(n- s(nne go(,,| pur])ose in 
<-leansiiig i)urifying and separating 
the child of heaven from the evil of 
tins sinful world and to prepare suei'. 
a one to love holiness, forgetting ihe 
things Avhich are seen and l)y fa'tli 
looking beyond to things not seen, 
elernally in the heavens, which (iod 
hath i)re])ared for them who love Ids 
appearing. 

Now, Sister Rowe, 1 have not at- 
tempted to answer your good letter as 
1 thouglit to do wlien I set out but my 
mind ran into this channel and T had 
to write what was p:iven me- If it is 
the pleasure of the Lord may He 
caus« it to stir up your mind with 



Si 

comfort and joy which passeth knowl- 
edge. And if iie does it will be a case 
of His making again tiiis eartiien ves- 
sel and filling it witii sucii material 
as seemed good to Him to put in it- 

1 am s(,iT\ not to have been able 
to visit the south this August hut iiope 
It vill he ditteiviit next time- 

l-i-om one wiio \-rr\s undeserving of 
the least of (iod's meieies, and who 
\\(Hild like' to lie remcmbereil by you 
wlieii you iiave a mind to write, 

in love, 

K,. LHSTHU DODSOX- 



UOM.MrXlCATlOX. 
Elder r. D. Gold, 

Wilson, N. C-, 
Dear Sir: 

1 notice in i-eading The Landmark 
that you are kind enough to give your 
views on certain piu'tions of the Sci'ip- 
ture wlieii recpiested to do so; and I 
consider them Ixdh Scriptural and in- 
structive. I desire to know how you 
liarmonize Luke 20 ;:j<S witii Komans 
14 A). 

Please answer througii Tlie Land- 
mai'k, and oblige, 

A FRIEND. 

"For iie is not a God of the dead, 
but of thi' living: for all live unto 
ilim." Luke 2i)::i8- 

■•Lor to this end Christ both died, 
and rose, and ivvived, that He might 
be Lord both .,f the drad aud living," 
Komans ll:!l. 

The aho\(' are the Scriptures "A 
i''rh-iid ■" iT(piesls m\- view^ of. 

The cluldreu of this world marry 
and are given in marriage .Marriagx^ 
is (U-dained ,d' (iod and is li(nioral)le 
in all, and the bed und.-liled. Abra- 
ham, Isaac and Jacoli ^y^•v^' all mar- 
ried while in this wcn-ld, or (diildren 
of this Avoi-ld. Keep in mind tlie dis- 
tinction lietween (diildren of this 
world and those lliat sliail be acccuint- 
ed worthy to ol)faiu tliat world aud 



82 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



tliti resurrectiou from the dead, i'or 
tUuse tliat are accuuuled wurtliy lo 
uULaiii Uiat world aud Llie resiurree- 
liou iroiii the dead, neitlier marry, uur 
are gi\eu m marriaye, uor ean tkey 
die any more, ior tiiey are equal UJito 
Uie augeLs, aud are the ehiidreu of 
Uod, buiuy tlie chiidrcu of the resur- 
reetiou- 

Jesus shows that one must die be- 
fore he can be raised irom I he dead, 
or tliat iiuue but llie ch-ad are raised 
from the dead, neither ean tliuse raised 
<fie an\' more- Tliey are tlie eluidreu 
of the J'esurrertioii autl eaniiot die 
any more, lur (<od is not tlie God of 
tlie (h'ad but of the living. 

The Lord's portion is Jacob whom 
lie found in a desert land. God Avho 
is rich in mercy, with the great love 
wherewitii he loved us even when v/e 
were cU'ad m sins, as Jacob the sup- 
planter was, but tlie Lord loved Jacob 
before .larob knew the JjortI, and he 
led .incob aliout and mslructed him, 
and gave liim a iie\\ uiime. Ife sent 
a word into .lacol) and it lighted upon 
Israel, against A\liom there is no en- 
chantment, ami in whom the l^ord God 
beliolds no iniquity- Lor blessetl is the 
man unto Aviiom the Lord will not im- 
pute sins, blessed is the man whose 
ini(|iHties are forgiven. 

Now Jesus died and I'ose again and 
revived that he might be hord both of 
tile dead and living. Lor tiie Son of 
man is come to seelv and to save that 
which was lost. So tiiat the wisrlom 
of God in harmony \vith his inlinite 
character ju'ovides tli;i1 his l)anislied 

lie not expelled IVeni llilll. L.V the 
blood of the \ew Tcs1;ililellt God is 

inaniL'sted as jici mid tie' .iiisiilied of 
the ungodly tliat lM-lif\-rs in -lesus- So 
that -lesus' hiiih liroii-ht to light the 
mystery hid in agi-s p.-ist, ('lirist in 
you the hope (,f -ioiy. that he might 
ho the h.M'.l bolil of Ihe dead aiid the 
living. 



The hour is coming and uow is 
when tile dead shali hear ihe voice of 
tile Son oi L(od, and they that hear 
shall live, and they ail live unto God. 

Lesides tins Jesus is appointed the 
judge of the quick and tlie dead. The 
unjust shall come forlii out of their 
graves uiilo tlie resurrection of dam- 
nation. See Joliii dth chapter. The 
blessing is upon all that call on the 
name of tlie i^orel Jesus, for in aud 
througli him is reconciliation unto God.' 

Jesus must reign until all enemies 
are jiut uiuler Ins feet, aud the last 
one IS death- Then when all things 
are subdued nnlu Jesus shad tlie 
Sou Himself be subject unto ilim that 
put all things under llim, that God 
may be all ni all-, L- D. (i. 



TIIL CLOSING 'VLAK. 
The year just closing has been ouo 

many. In the Lust wars liave raged 
with iiiiiisnal severity, and in many 
countries. In the west there has been 
miicli brutal treatment, men killing 
e;ich other. AVhere is the proof tliat 
men are becoming imn-e humane, gen- 
erous, fo'-gi\'ing. meek and humble:' 

'J'he oft <'.\presse(l idea, that man- 
kind are nlioiil pi-epar.Ml ;nid ready foi- 
niii\fry;il peace is (juIv ;i notion. 

If we eon-ider tlie teaching of Scri])- 
tiire, espeeiiilly ill tile hisi l)ook of the 
New Testiimeiil. v/e must consider that 
nothing less than sliutiing np the 
devil in hell, iind casting all murder- 
ers, forniejitors, idohiters, ,-ill lovers of^ 
lies, and all lint.-rs of God and His' 
Clirist. into the l;ike of lire and brim- 
stone, together with the boast and 
f.-ilsi' 111'opliet into hell, is Avhat will 
occur first. There must l)e a new 
heaven and a luwv earth, wlieroin 
d\velle1h riglileousness. befoiv there 
v.ill be the i>e;!ee of God tlmt passoth 
knowh-d-c and iinderst nudiiig- 
, 1 P. D. G. 



ZiON'S LANDilARK. 



S3 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



vol.. XI. IX. Xl'MIUOK 4. 



Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, JAN. 1, I'JKi. 



EDITORIAL. 

ASSOCIATIONS. 



These among our people are Jissenib- 
lies of brethren and friends cliieMy for 
the worship of God. We are not lo 
neglect the assembling of our.selvjs to 
gcther, as tlir iiiaiiiici' of some is. 
Nor is it chidly by delegation that 
our gat]ici-:,i-s :iiv ma.l,.. It is tiie 
dcsii'c of those tliat love to iiear the 
dift'crciit -Itis 111 111,, iniiiisliy that are 
])ros(_'iit. Wr do )i,,t send jx'ople to 
j)rcar]i i\>v lis. iH.r to h,.;ir for us. it is 
a i)er.soiial ;iiiil a social iiuiUci of .i(.y 
to meet am! sec cacii other face to 
face, and hear as well as greet each 
dther. 

As little of the order of business is 
maintained as is necessary to preserve 
the organization of the associations 
from year to year. 

Letters reporting the number of the • 
membership of each church is sent 
from each ehiirch annually, certifying 
the condition of each church. 

Each preacher is expected when he 
preaehes to deliver that which, weighs 



on his own mind and feelings. Free- 
dom of coiinuunicat ion is expt'cted, so 
that eaeh may hear all the gifts pres- 
ent or iiia\' he exeivised lo speak. 

Instead nf me, ding t,) manage l)a.^^- 
n,.ss .,.,,1 ,li,e, ■ o(1mts, w,' ar,. tn du- 
rlaiv 111,. L,,r,rs way and s.-t in order 
the things of his wor.shiii if they have 
not been observed. 

Tlie fii'sl assocdation I nu^ was at 
Southampton, I'eiin- Tlu> second was 
lu'ld at Warwi.lc, New York- The 
thii'd was th,. lower connlry line. The 
fourth at Staunton irivei'. Va- The 
fifth at Cppcr Count ry Line. The 
sixth the Silv,T Civek. The seventh 
at Little h'iver. The eighth at Ke- 
liid<,e. the !)th at C'ontentiu'a, the 10th 
at AVhite Oak, the Ilth at Black 
Creek. 

At most of these gatherings the 
assemblies Averc large, and many dis- 
courses wei'(> lU'carlicd- At many of 
them theri' ^\^^v(^ so many preacher.s 
that tlie>- could not nil be heard at 
any on,. ni,',d iii'j-. It do,-s iu)t ai>i)ear 
that 1h,T,. is a ,l,'ci-,.a^,. in the num- 
l)ei' of preaidiei's. oi- in at tendance at 
these niof'1 iii'js. 

One miiii^lci- ,oming from South, 
Fla., state,] lie sildoni traveled much 
exce)-)t to uicet his own appointments, 
but he Avas attracted to the Kehukee 
Association because there was no con- 
fusion or discord in the church, nor 
was there any strife or division among 
our people in North Cai-olina. 

Tt is a good and ])leasaut thing to 
behold how the love of God joins and 
binds the Lord's chosen people to- 
gether. Tt is a sign whereby you may 
know these people arc born of God 
when they so love eaeh other. 

P. D G. 



ONLY BELIEVE. 

Tn approaching the above subject, 
by way of consideration, T thought 



84 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



(o see Aviuit Webster says iu detiui- 
liun of tlie word believe, and in the 
strict sense of language and the deii- 
vation of words by which it is given 
true and full expression I am ready 
to accord hiiu that degree of autiior- 
ity gi'anted in the judgment of pub- 
lie opinion, in matters pertaining to 
the revelation of divine truth and the 
consideration of the things which ac- 
compauy the salvation which is of the 
truth, i feel tliat though 1 be not able 
to dei'ive \\oi-ds fi'om their origiual 
I'oot into my t>\\\\ hiiiguage, yet 1 
must be alhiwiMl louuikf some deduc- 
lioiis wliicli b\- llieir peculiar strength 
of a])tiiess seem to more readily and 
eonsisteutly adaj)t themselves to the 
enviroiuneuts which f(U'm tlie fi', me 
work, so to speak, of my h()i)e of sal- 
valiou and to that exercise by which 
I am made to coidide in and rest upon 
my hojx"- Literal derivations are 
made from languages which, to me, 
are dead, and the one making them 
must go back into the archives of the 
dead past, but if I, in considering the 
subject at hand, should m^'ake deduc- 
tions T must reach out nnto those 
things which ai'e before — unto a living 
I'oot fi'om which living Avords are de- 
I'ived which give form and expression 
to a pure language, Avhich the Lord 
said he would turn unto the people 
in that day — which is this day. — Jesus 
said : The words that I speak unto 
you, they are spirit, and they are life- 
These words are neither derived nor 
defined but the words and their mean- 
ing are alike revealed, therefore their 
derivation and definition came to the 
auditor as spoken by their living 
author having in them the life and 
understanding of the divine speaker. 
David says : "With the heart man be- 
Heveth unto righteousness: and again. 
My heart inditeth a good matter: and 
again : T am the pen of a ready 
Tvriter. D^vid personates Christ, who 



is the pen and his Father is the ready 
writer, avIio said: 1 will put my huvs 
ill their hearts and Avrite them in theii' 
inward parts, and they shall know nu-- 
When the Jcavs asked Jesus Avhat tliey 
should do with the woman, he stoi)pcd 
and Avrote in tlie earth, and it was the 
wi-iting of the i>ord (iod as in the 
eai'th wherein liis Avill is done as it is 
(h)ne in lieaven, and those men whe 
were of the cai'th eai'thly felt in tlieir 
liearts tile convicting i)OAvei' of tluit 
stand before him. The convictors go 
away convicted and the condemned 
goes free- We cannot say Avhat Jesus 
wrote but we have the effect: "By 
the laAv is the knoAvledge of sin." This 
knowledge seems to have come to 
these men, therefore he nuist have 
Avi-itten tliat law as he stooped boAving 
liis liack uiulei- the mighty hand by 
A\ liieli he Avas used as the pen is iised 
to indicate that which is indited. 
Jesus being made to be under the laAv 
Avas also under the curse of the laAv ; 
thei-efore Avhatever the law said to 
him. and Avhatever its effect u])on 
those Avho Avere under it the same Avas 
more fully, perfectly and AvonderfuHy 
eifected in l.dm. evc/i before if Avas in 
them. it Avas for- them that th-:^y 

might l)e saved and that they might 
believe in him to this sah'ation. Tn 
the claust>, "'only belicA'e," is salva- 
tion — it is of salvation — it is unto sal- 
vation. 

Tlie one Avho thus believes has al- 
ready been saved, is now being saved, 
and shall be saved, but as he believes 
to tlie saving of the soul there cannot 
be an entering into rest until that 
Avhich shall be is fully obtained. Ao 
one believes according to the Avorking 
of that mighty poAver AA'hich God 
Avrought in his Son Avhen he raised 
him from the dead, to believe not only 
brings him to that resurrection, but 
his belief is perfected and completed 
in it, and he fully and perfectly be- 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



85 



licvos by it, and tlius manifested as 
a eiiild of God, and liaviny reeeived 
ill liiiiiiself rrsm-rection from under 
the law he cinues fortJi into the full- 
ness of the lih'ssmgs of the (Jospel of 
Christ, and is henceforth no lonj^(;r 
under the knv, l»ut under grace, and 
is kept by the ixAvcr of (iod througli 
faitli unto salvation ]vady to be re- 
vealed ni the last time. Martha be- 
lieved lliat .lcsll^ rnuld keeii her 
brother alivr. 111, r. lorr slic said; Lord 
hadsl tiiou Im'.-u h,.,r. my bi'other had 
not ilied. That is gootl belief, much 
better, 1 dare say, than that of many 
in this day who claim to l)elieve in 
-Jesus, but it was ii<,1 sutVicicnt to meet 
the d.-ir- mT llins,. .listr-ssrd sist.'rs 
and their l,i,,th.T dn-d. Siie said she 
I)elievcd or ratiu'r I know even now 
whatsoever you shall ask of God, He 
will do it,- Tiiat was a good confes- 
sion of faith in Him but it did not 
bi-ing about Avhieli was intimated and 
therefoi'e seems to have been insuffic- 
ient good as it was- Jesus said: Thy 
brother sh;dl rise again. I know it, 
said ^larliui, in tiie resurrection at the 
last day. Tlial was good; just what 
we as a ])e(:|ile and all tlie Christian 
world b(die\i'^; lnn it lu'ings no com- 
fort to ihosr lMMva\e,| and afflicted 
ones- -b siiN Nan! unto iier : 1 am the 
resni'iv.'iioii and the life. lie that 
liveth and believeth in me shall never 
die, and he that believeth in me though 
lie were dead yet shall he live- Martha 
believest thou this.' T believe that 
thou ai'1 the Chnvt the Son of the liv- 
ing ('•()(} that shouhl come into the 
world. That was indeed a good con- 
fession, one in word upon which many 
base their hope of heaven, and yet it 
does not bi'iiig to these dear sisters 
the fond hope or desire of their hearts. 
All these confessions of belief in 
Jesus are all that could be claimed 
that men can do, ought to do, and 
must do in order to be saved, but the 



lesson hcvi taught does not so con- 
hi-m us in belief in -L'sus to Avarrant 
the elaini (.'f salvalinu thereby, for 
Martha Ims uot thereby attained unto 
that whieh she most earnestly desired. 
r>ut she is ill the A\ay and must come 
to the end of her faith ami must know 
-lesiis ami the power (d' liis resurrec- 
tion ami ^a! is ; In way and salva- 
tion I'i' ( <:u'. lio > ■■ , ( r litth' she may 
know (,f that way •.^alther l;e goetll 
who has just d-eiared himself to be 
the way. who s,, tmiderly iiH|uired of 
hel' where they had laid him, to wllich 
she replied, (Mime and sr,.. Did she 
really know wloav he was.' Did she 
know where she herself was.' Did she 
know to \\hat sh,. A\-as coming, and 
the power and virtue (d' the Diviiu' 
pi'csem-e? No, not to the saving of 
the soul, but with ivma I'katile i,ei-- 
sisteney she contested '-eiy inch of 
the way, so to s]ieak- M i ■I'l U, her- 
self to work out that w ir. h sh- had 
professed to belie\-(> ami I xxduld 
she have attained unto ,e' (,btained 

that which she soil-ht fr,!--' .VeVer. 

Xo ne\ei-. I'.iit tlianks he to him Avho 
is the way. the truth, the resurrection 
and the life she was uot thus left, 
but haxiiiL! (Mine to !h(> ])lace where 
he la.N-, .[esus commanded that the 
stoue be rolled a\\ay, and poor Mar- 
tha in amaz(.'ment protested against 
it being done, because by this 
time lie stinketh, but Jesus replied: 
Said 1 not unto thee, that, if thou 
woiildest believe, thou shouldcst soe 
the ghuy (d' Cod? Did Martha be- 
lieve, if so. wiiat .' She does not seem 
to realize ^\hat is at hand, nor is it 
possible that she should. No one 
Avould naturally 'jo into such a mys- 
ter-ious, nnpT'oui isiiu:!-. revolting midsts 
as this ■which no\\- surrounds Martha 
and Mary to seek that Avhieh they so 
sorely need. But they are here, and 
the poAver which brought them here 
will not let them go. They must see 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



the gltn-y of God. For tiiib; very rua- 

dlcci- i>!d Ihrsr iiOLllilrcL UUfb bo- 

lievi' .' ■, r-., ;ic<M,r.liu- lo w Ual, du tiu-y 
l)clu-\r, and vUiat uu they believe' 
Tlicii lirliei IS iij Iniii who lb tl.e re.-5- 
iirreeliiiii ;iiid ;1 is aeeuixliiiy lo Ine 
migliiy |u>\w'r wlirreby tlie uead are 
raised iij. ii> and \>\ (lie resu r.^ee'Liuii, 
and llie r.'.Miil i< lae d.',:.l cnni.' lurLli. 




liculari} iMiii,-ci-ii. il ai>iiaiTiii l\- about 
liri-sfir. imi abniu IKT bi'udier. Some 
how lirr \rvy lieiiig. Hie and hapi)i- 
iii' s arc wrapped up in llu' di.'stuiy, 
so In s[)..ak, nr In r brother- AU h-r 
eCfons haw lalbd, Iut brotjier is dead, 
her liiipi' is jicrished, and her very 
soul is lilh'd. Jesus '\\'as not there 
then, now- Imu- lirolhcu- is dead, buried 
ami slinkdh- Oh, what a miser;il)le 
.■xirruiiiy, w-hai an indeserihabb', 

b,.,kin- in1o the sea nl' ,b'adi Im- , \ ■ 
rrvcb-iiioM b,\ 11h' Spiiai of the hop,. ,,r 
lln. Israel n!' Cod ; the i-edi iiipt ioii and 
sal\a1ioii >im,.M-:-. - Ihe l.l<>ssod adop- 
I ioM \- ; hev vvy ont unto the 

li\i;!'r 'oi'l coi'iiii-' iiiito Ilim ^vho is 
1ho end oi' tin' law For righteousness 
to evervone that believeth. 

P. G. L. 



My view is requested by F. L. Hod- 
nc^tt of Luke 4:1, "And Jesus being 
fnll of the Holy Ghost I'eturned from 
Jin'dan, ami was led by the Spirit into 
Ihe wilderness." 

1st. Jesus ha(T just been baptized b}' 
John in tin' ri\-er of Joi-dan, and en- 
tered in riehteoii-^ness upon TTis min- 
istry. For thou;^h Jesus was the Sou 
of God, and eome from heaven, ami 
kneAv no sin, and had the TToly Ghost 
from the first; yet it behooved Him 



10 do everytluug wliich was comuiaud- 

V d. indeed the mure one lis of God 
and like iiim and draws near to iiim, 
.lie mure earelul that one is to obey 
«iud in all i lungs- 

Gne sa^-.s baptism is not important, 
1 eaii gei along without it, or sprink- 
iiug ur pouring will answer just as 
well. i.ouk at the example of the 
Uead of Ihe eliureh- Did he omit any- 
tliing.' ]''ollow him. What did he say 
lo -Joliii when John felt unworthy to 
baptize hini.' it beeometli as to fulfill 
ail rigiit eoiism'ss, Beeause John felt 
iiii'iN (n i h i' to iiaptize in his name 
does that excuse you? 

2nd- Nor need you expeet that you 
will have an easy time here in this 
^^•orld abler you are l)aptized. Did 
-Msns.' ills g!-eatest labor then bega)i, 
and his surest tem])tations and trials 
bio- Tln ii he put on the armor of 
(.'od b\' a Adice from heaven, and by 
the Spirit nf God resting upon him. 
This life is one of labor, sorrow, suf- 
i'c ill',;- eiidui'anee, and self denial to 

c end, 

'c was led by the Spirit into the 
\vib!e; iiess to be tempted of the devii. 
It was tlie Holy Spirit of God that 
led him. He was never led by any 
o'ln'i- spirit- ^lark said immediately 
aftei- his ba]itism the Spirit drove him 
into the wilderness, and He vi-as there 
fasting 40 days, and tempted of the 
devil. Jesus was al-ways holy. He 
did not thrust himself in the way of 
temp^^ation- The three Hebrews did 
not bind themselves, nor cast them- 
selves into the burning fiery furnace. 
Their enemies did that- But they 

V ere faithful to God and served the 
Lord, and refused to bow to an idol, 
knowing what wonld be the conse- 
• cienee. Daniel was not eager to go 
bi + o the den of lions. He did not 
^beow himself into the den, but he 

''aithful to his God, and did not 
• ^ from his worship though he 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



87 



knew what was the aim of his eu-mieS' 

AVe are to sliun tlie uppeaiaiice of 
evil, uot presumiug that \vc can stand 
when aud where we have uot thus 
saith tlie Lord. 

But Jesus cauie into the world to 
meet righteously aud destroy iu the 
way of complete holiness the works 
of the devil- For He was manifested 
to destroy the works of tlie devil. He 
Avas holy in all his purpose aud eon- 
duct. Ih' iiiraul It all tor good. JSueh 
exaiiijilcs a^ .ii.srj.li sold into Eg\ pt 
by his cuNiiiiis brcMhrcii for being 
faitiifiii ln Lord siiowvd his IjeaiUy 
and triilli (if rharartrr iioov clearly 
under thr 1iaal. liKh.al li'ials and 
templatioiiN hriiiL; imt .md show what 
is in a mail, and cuiiilh-ls siiow what 
is his s1i-.-iM^lli ,.r his wraiuiess- 

;h'(l. A.hiui IVII nnd. r tiaal and Ihe 
lii'st li.'iiiptation In.' enci.uiil ered proved 
that he was of earth, earthy. 

Hut Jesus fasts forty da3's and was 
afterwards an hungered, showing he 
was a man. But the temptation of the 
devil who used this opportunity so 
favorable for him to operate on the 
appetites of man suggested a seeming 
advantage of Jesus, 'Jf thou be the 
Son of God command these stones to 
be made hivad."" ih-rc aiv tw,, things, 
one is to |iro\c vdurself lo lie the Son 
of (iod- The other IS you can satisfy 
your hunger. \',\\\ -h sus knew he was 
tlie Son of (;(ai W hy lisk anything 
on a certainty.' Why e-o out of the 
way to prove what is true alreadv? 
AVhy listen to a teinj)ta1ion of the 
devil to do what a|)jiears to ]„■ a riu-ld 
thing? For to do a ri,e|i1 lliuie- can 
never be by hearkenine' 1o a -iio-^vs- 
tion from the evil one. No good 
thing can come from Satan. 

Therefore to hearken to him could 
never sui)])ly iis Avitli bread nor ;^^;atisfy 
hunger- Man needs moi'e than bread 
to oat. oven if it is ri-]ii eously (,h- 
Inined. Man shall not live by bread 



aione, but by every word that pro- 
cecUb oui oi tlie uiouLn ui Uod- ilis 
oread aud UrinK. wab lu do LUe wiii 
01 nis ratuer in heaven, inis is Liie 
niguest and holiest obedience. 

:j:tn. Jiivery temptation that ever 
assails man was used by the devil on 
desus. lie mei and resisted every 
one- The devil found noihing in bim. 
lie showed his holiness in tliese tump- 
i,i lions, and hence proved that he was 
holy. lie was tempted in all poiuis 
as we are yet without sin. Tnis is 
our holiness. The devil found noth- 
ing in hiui and he is proven to be 
froiu heaven- 

oth. Jesus was led forth by the 
righi \\a}- lb; is the way. There is 
no oluer wa^' of holiness nor of safety 
and \ietory. We overcome by the 
iaiih of him, by the indwelling in us 
of ihu Spirit of Jesus as we put on the 
whole armour of (iod ^\ c are i nal)h'd 
to withstand all tlie liery darts ot the 
evil one- We cannot resist llie (ievil 
(iidy as we are steadfast in il.c faiih. 

P- J). G. 



Obituaries. 

ELIZABETH F. GAULJ)JN. 
It is with a sad heart that 1 atieiupL 
to writ-; the death of my deai' mother. 
L.i/;:biili F. (iauldin. Shi' was the 
daughler of WiHiaia I- and Nellie 
I'riee Woodall, was horn Augusl 27, 
and die, I fehruary J!)l.",, 
iiiakiii- her siay on earlli < 4 years and 
SIX iiiwnilis. Siie ^vas inarri,-,! I,, Jas. 
li. i;aui(lin, o!' Whiiiiieh. \\,. To Mi.s 
inn. .11 1li,-iv w.-iv s.-v.ai . h.l.ir.-ii, ,,n.e 
la..\ aii.i siv -iris. Uf win, -I, all are 
d.'a.l hill l!ir,... SI,,- J, ,11,, ,1 ill,. |>|-im- 
Miv.- iiaptisi ,-liiir,-h a( ('as,-a,l,', Va, 
'.a >a;,ir,lay l,e),,)v ill,- s,-,-,,ii,| Sun, lav 
Ml .--. i.lenih.a' 1SS(,, ami was baptized 
by Elder A- h. Moore, l.'atlnn- j.iiued 



88 



ZION'S LANDMAKK. 



a few years after- Tlieir seats were 
ue\er tiupty il iL was possible lur 
iiu-ui Lu JUi Liifiii. iue\- wuuia walk 
U'ii ui' liiK'cii miles Lu Hear preaeti- 
^ug. j-aiUer died -Marcii JlIi, I'JUi, 
iiiuLlier iie\er luuii'ied aii^' mure, and 
li\ ed by liersell j)ari uf Uie time, blie 
liad eume lu ii\ e \^ itii me at ilie time 
ut lier dealli- t^iie liad suuered witii 
heart trouble fur i.j ur I'U years, iiut 
was able lu wurk most ul tlie time, 
hlie was taken duwn tu her bed Fri- 
day befure the seeuiid Sunday in Dee- 
I'Jf J:, and w as eouhned tu her bed un- 
til about llie middle of January. She 
got so she eould walk out doors. She 
.said wlien she was taken sick tiiat 
she would never yet well and she said 
she believed slie would be better off, 
said llial siie bad a hope of a better 
plaee after death- The last attack she 
had, slie was taken suddenly and was 
almost helpless for three weeks. She 
sufi'ered awful for about three days 
before she died. But knew everyone 
that eaine to see her, and would talk 
to them, i was sick and she asked 
them to bring- me to her, said she 
wanted to put her arms around me tor 
tile last time. She told my oldest sister 
and sevei'al of lier grandchildren good- 
bye. She expressed a desire to 'see 
J*]l(ler .lohii ('ob'man, he came and she 
knew him :iiid asked him to i)rpaeli 
her fuiu'i-d. On Friday at half i.ast 
eleven she Invalhed her last, 

KIdei- Coh-niaii prea.'hed h.-c funeral 
as was her re([uest to a larg-" crowd 
of i-elatives and friends- Then h'-v 
dear foi-m was laid to its last restin^^ 
place in the ta,nil>- l.uryin- •jToiind 
jH'ar Caseade, \'a. \Vi-ilten by one 
tliat loved hei- and misses hei' most, 
hei- dan-liter. 

INDIA DENNY. 



AIA1{V WINIFRED HOUSE. 
Th«5 dear ehildi'en of our loved and 



lamented sister, Mary W. House, ha> e 
wriiten and requested that ± suouid 
write an obuuary Jiuiiee uf lue lite 
antl dcaili ul tlieif clear moiher; 

She was the daughter ut riruther 
t-iamuel li. and Sisler ii,meline liarrell, 
of ^Martin Luunty, N. C, was born 
l/ec. 1/, f,S4.j, was married lu Jlr- 
Jelierson House, son of Eider Davul 
House, Oct- 2U, l~i4. and died Oct. 
Hh VJlo at b ::JU a. m. tier husband 
died (yet- ft)th, f 1)1)8, leaving her a 
wniow seven years. She united witli 
the church at Conohoe several years 
ago, anil was a eunsistent membLr 
thruugh.out tiie remainder of her life, 
f am sure it was the chief pleasure of 
lier life to attend her niectir.gs, and 
have her kindred in riirisv \ isit her 
in her home, and it gnev.'d lier if they 
didn't go as often as sIm- frll they 
ought. She never liivd ui wauiiig ■ 
them <iiid divitling what she had wiLii 
them. Her home was as Jiosjiitable a 
liomi' as 1 was ever in. Slu' leaves be- 
hind to mourn her loss Hve children : 
tlii-ee sons and two daughters, Ralph, 
Wilmer and Hoy; Dcarl and Jcft'ie, to- 
gether with many relatives and friends 
1 know the ciiurch at ronolioe, tin- 
ehui-eh of her membership, will sadlv 
miss her, for comparatively sj^eaknig 
■•She lilled a whole bench- Her dear 
ehildreii wei-e devoted to her. and feel 
that their loss is irreparable, lint feel- 
ing that she is out of her sntfering 
and with Jesus and llie ang^'ls they 
wouldn't have her back, but hope they 
will go or be carried to her when life 
is done, and 1 feel to say. Cod bless 
them. It was one among my chief 
and solemn jileasures to visit our dear, 
sweet sister, and many have been the 
hours that we have sal together, and 
sweetly (Oil versed on the subject of 
religion, and it was so e(uisoling to 
nie, to hear her talk in her sweet, 
modest piaideiit, meek way, J\Iy heart 
feels sad to think I shall see and be 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



89 



with her no more in time, but dear 
ehildren let us rejoice in the hope of 
meeting her with all the holy angels 
in eternity. My heart's desire and 
prayer to God is that He will enable 
you to follow her beautiful example, 
and may you be brought to love the 
game glorious truth- She was buried 
beside her husband in the family 
burying ground, not far from Oak 
^ity where she lived, near Conohoe, 
the church of her membership. Eld- 
W. B. Strickland, her pastor, and 
Eld- Sylvester Hassell officiated on 
the occasion. I believe 

"All is well with her soul," 

BETTIE Z. WHITLEY- 



GEOKGE GRIMES. 

Brother Grimes departed this life 
September 26, 1915, being seventy-one 
years old- He was a confederate 
Boldier and was w-ounded. 

He and Mrs- Grimes were married 
about forty-five years ago. To this 
union was born twelve children. 

I believe Brother Grimes was well 
established in the faith and he was a 
faithful old Baptist. I had the pleas- 
ure of knowing him and I miss him 
because he often visited us at Cros> 
Roads- His membership was at Con- 
ohoe- He was a member there for a 
long time. I do not know the exact 
date. 

He often spoke of the blessings he 
received from the Lord and now we 
believe his joy is complete in He whom 
he loved and desired to serve here be- 
low. 

All of Brother Grimes' children are 
honored citizens. It was with much 
pleasure I witnesses their devotion to 
their father during his affliction. They 
Ifind their dear mother did all they 
eould to alleviate his sufferings; but 
the time had come for him to leave 
ihu vale, of sin aud sorrowv 



Mrs- Grimes is not a member Avith 
us but I believe she loves the truth, 
and 1 pray the Lox'd to comfort her 
in her trouble and enable hov through 
precious faith to look forward to the 
time when death will be no more and 
all will be made perfect in Christ, 
who loved us and gave himself, a I'an- 
som for many, that we through his 
poverty might be rich. 

E. C. STONE- 

Tarboro, N. C- 



NANNIE P. SAVAGE. 

The subject of this notice was born 
in the state of Alabama, March 9. 
1839, died June 10, 1915 at 11 o'clock 
p- m- Her mother, Arabella Smith, 
married Mr. Boaz Kitchen, to this 
union were born nine children. Sister 
Nannie was the last of this distinguish- 
ed family. She Avas the third wife of 
our dear old Brother John H. Savage, 
to tliis union were born three chil- 
dren, Paul the oldest, died when a 
small chihl, Theresa and Job and their 
dear father together with many rela- 
tives and friends are left to mourn, 
but we mourn not as for one who had 
no hope for she had a hope in the 
atoning blood of Jesus, and many 
times have I seen her shed tears of 
joy Avhen speapsing of it, but she 
spake with fear and trembling. She 
united with the Primitive Baptist 
church at Mt. Zion in Halifax County, 
N- C, five or six years ago, but for 
many years had a hope felt too un- 
worthy to be with God's people, but 
loved and followed them, and enter-, 
tained many of them in her home- 
She suffered much with weakness 
the last year that she lived, but wasn't 
confined to the bed. She walked ont 
on the front porch and sat awhile the 
evening before she died. She eXr- 
pressed a great desire to see me bC'' 
fore she died, I reached her daughter's 



no 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



home at 8 o'clock at uight, and she 
died at eleven the same night She 
knew me, and tried to talk to me. She 
couldn't talk for several days before 
she died, so they gave her a pencil and 
pajter, and she wrote telling her hus- 
band, he had done all he could do for 
lier, but to keep praying. Her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Theresa Davenport, was 
among the most faithful dutiful lov- 
ing daughters I ever knew, her son 
Job and his wife, her son-in-law, Mr. 
Davenport were all dutiful to her- 
Our dear old brother has been faith- 
ful all his life of 82 years- God bless 
tlie family, and if consistant with His 
righteous will when Christ comes to 
make up His jewels may they be found 
among them is my prayer. 

Written by reqi^est of the family, 
and submitted in love, 

BETTIE Z. WHITLEY. 



MRS. MAHALA HIGHSMITH. 
The telephone wires echoed the 
mournful news of my mother's death 
into my ears a few days ago, though, 
hundreds of miles away, I thank the 
Lord I had time to reach home at 
Parmelee, N. C. before she was laid 
away into the sod, I do not say "last 
resting place," for that I do not be- 
lieve, because "Heaven" is her last 
resting place, where I hope to meet 
her some day, and rejoice vdth her 
forever- 

T feel that the world has been made 
better, and brighter to those who 
jcame into personal touch with her, 
for her having lived in it. Her good 
jTjflnence will live on and on. 

I feel that she still lives, even 
though her body sleepeth in the hill 
of the family graveyard; she lives in 
glory with the saints, one daV of 
which is worth more to one than the 
combined pleasures and happiness of 
a lifetime here on earth. 

^he lived out her allote^ days : three 



score years and ten, and seven months 
to the day- Was the good mother of 
ten children, raising most of them to 
man-hood and womanhood. 

Beside being a true wife and 
mother, she was a true and successful 
business woman. A woman of unsel- 
fish motives and pride. 

Her death opens up all her past life 
history to me as told by her to me 
from time to time from my ehildreJi 
up to the present time. Her pleasures 
have been mingled with many sor- 
rows, but through it all, she has been 
true and faithful to the trust Avith 
which God endowed her- She stuck 
to her faith and died by it as bravely 
as a martyr, notwithstanding that my- 
self and other members of our family 
turned our backs on her church and 
religion and joined other denomina- 
tions- In so doing, we did not turn 
our backs on our sincere love and high 
respect we have for her and her church 
and belief. It ti-uly grieved us to feel 
it our duty to connect with another 
church. We love the Primitive Baj:)- 
tist church and all its true members 
and will ever hold it sacred in our 
minds and hearts. 

It brings tears to my eyes and sor- 
row to my soul when I think how lit- 
tle I have been permitted to live with 
her for the past twenty-four years; 
the best part of her life. 

Having visited her on an average of 
once a year and remaining on an aver- 
age of five days per visit. 

The only thing that consoles me is 
that I shall soon be permitted to be 
with her and to dwell in her presence 
evermore. 

My Christian faith and belief is a 
constant source of happiness and com- 
fort through all my troubles and trials. 
Including this one, the greatest of all 

yet- 

I do not undertake to enumerate all 
the good and kind things she has doue 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



91 



for us in the past, but will say; they 
have beeu many, for which 1 could 
never repay, if I were to live a thou- 
sand years- 

The best human friend that ever 
lived has taken her flight to her eter- 
nal reward. There wSis only a thin 
veil which separated her from Qod 
(luring the past few weeks of her life, 
and the Lord brushed it back and 
received her into heaven last Monday 
Jiight, Oct. 4th» Seemingly without 
l)ain or struggle, after having attend- 
ed all the yearly meetings and asso- 
ciations up to tlifit time, enjoying 
them v.ith unusual hap])iiiess. 

We wish to thank l^ioilicr Ilassi'U 
for his kind and coiuforling it-marks 
and his lovely services at tlie funeral 
and aM o'iiers, our friends who at- 
tended the burial and contributed in 
tiuy way lo our comfort. We fully 
ai;prcciate the large atteiulance, which 
siioy.'ed ihe liigli t'sli-cin and love that 
liny li;;d foe our dear inother and us. 

'\ i;e w'lAi u.-, 'lil nu' meet again. 

Z i'- IIKilH.MiTII. 

unipter, S. C. 



HOWELL WARREN. 
Lear Brother Gold: 

It i.s with a sad in nit I nfi Mij-t to 
vviite the death of my d.:).- i,iisl)and 
who was born Ortolx r JTtli, l.s.lO and 
died Januai-y ITtli, IMir), making his 
stay on eaiMli ii4 years, two months 
and 20 days, lie was the son of Rich- 
aid and Rebecca Warren- 

Vv'e were married January the 9th, 
1878, and lived happily together for 
■'>7 years and eight days- To us were 
born two children, one son and one 
daughter. Our son Charlie died in 
June, 1908, and left one little girl who 
is very dear to us. 

Our daughter, Caddie, married Les- 
ter House and has 5 children. My dear 
hus])and leaves a lonely companion, 
oiie daughter, six grandchildren, three 



brothers, two sisters and a host of rel- 
atives and friends to mourn Lis de- 
parture, for he is greatly missed by 
neighbors and friends as well as his 
family. 

He was a hard worker, attended to 
hi^i own work and never meddled with 
others. Was always ready to help or 
assist others when needed. He was 
never very strong- His health began 
to fail about three years ago, but he 
never gave up his farm work until he 
was taken down in Oct- 1912- Our 
doctor did all for him he could but 
he got no better and he took him to 
iialtimore to the hospital. He stayed 
tlieie nine days and came home much 
improved. The doctors there told him 
he had cancer of the stomach, but he 
nrvei- ihouyht so although all the doc- 
tors who ( ;nne to see Inm thought it 
was liouml to be eaneer of the stom- 
acii. He stayed up until July 191J 
when he was paralyzed in the left 
side. He was helpless for a while, but 
improved so he could walk about the 
house a little but gradually grew 
worse. His side and stomach both 
jjained liim so much 1 think he was 
the greatest sufferer I ever saw. He 
was confined to his room live months 
before he died. He took the first of 
his sickness with great patience, but 
towards the last ins whole craving 
was to die and get otit of his suffering- 
He talked lots about dying and his 
hope of hereafter- He expressed a 
love for the Missionary Baptists and 
had their preacher come to see him 
several times and pray for Irim and by 
his request we had that preacher hold 
his burial services. He never united 
with the church but we have a hope 
that he is at rest. 

All was done for him that doctors, 
family and friends could do but none 
could stay the hand of death. His 
mind was bright most of the time 
until the last, though his suffering 



92 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



was great Ui.^d a short time before he 
died when he quieted off and breathed 
his last without a struggle. He was 
laid to rest on Monday the 18th in 
the family burying ground beside our 
son- lie is missed by all wlio knew 
him, but none miss him as 1 do. 
1 am so lonely without him- 

My h&ad and stay is taken away, 
And 1 am left alone j 
My husband dear who was so near, 
Is taken away and gone. 

A precious one from us has gone, 
A voice we loved is still; 
A place is vacant in our home 
Which never can be filled." 

Written by his lonely, sorrowing 
wife, 

FANNIE WARREN. 



An Old Well Tried Remedy 

(In use over 50 years.) 
For Bronchial Asthma, Consump- 
tion, Night Sweats. 

Sufferers from Consumption. Bronchial Asthma 
and Night Sweats will get quick relief from Dr. 
James' Extract Cannabis Indica. This herb is used 
in hospitals throughoutthecountry.relievingthous- 
ands who sufferfrom these dreaded diseases. Don't 
wait until it is too late. Start a treatment now. 
Dr. James will send his receipt free upon request. 
Addreii CRADDOCK & CO., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Naming this papei. 



n p I Our 1916 Song Book con- 
O^lCLCL * large number of old 

Kjvw^ church tunes, most of book 1916 
llOklrQ — pagef in all— muslin 
lUp'Wp binding, HOe per copy, $3.00 

per dozen, postpaid. Send 15c and ten namesof Sing- 
ing Teachers. Choir Leaders, Sunday School 
Superintendents and Singers, and get one sample 
copy, postpaid. Address Teacbers* Music 
rublisbing Company, Hudson. N. C. 



Frost Proof CABBAGE PLANTS 

By the hundred or by the million. Raised in 



and stalky. Grown 

good plants. Earl; 
field, Early Flat Dutch and 



)f North Carolina. 



y, Charleston Wake- 
id Succession. $1.00 
iqOO.__ 4000 to 6000 lots at 80c F. O. B. High 



Subscribe to The Landmark. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS. 

Last summer my health became 
»^ery poor. 1 went to Moore's Miner- 
al Springs, .11 Stokes County, N. (J., 
remaining there ;:bout 12 days, I re- 
turned iiome well. 

This water acts on the blood, the 
akin, the bowels, kidneys, stomach, 
catarrh, &c. 

1 gladly recommend this water to 
ihe sick. Hotel open winter and sum- 
mer. Water chipped from Rural Hall, 
N. C, at $1.50 per case of 12 half gal- 
lons and cases to be returned in 30 
days. P. D. G. 



FROST PROOF 

CABBAGE PLANTS 




ihif fa- 
grade s«»d. 

GUARAN- 



loston Wakefield. 
:press$1.00 per sin- 



W. L. KIVETT, 
High Point, N. C . 

1 am in need of money with which to 
pay expenses of the Landmark. 

Flease send me some, if not all, of 
what is due to the Landmark, and help 
me to carry on the business, and aid 
me in its publication. 

P. D. GOLD. 



Frost Proof CABBAGE PLANTS 

OVER 100 ACRES HIGHEST QUALITY. 

At?l perlouo; 5000 or moro, 86c. 
I perlOOO. Express coll«ct. Vtrle- 
» ties: Jersey Wakefield, CharlestoB 
i Wakefield, Early Spring, Early 
Flat Dutch, Late Flat Dutch, Early 



ALFRED JOUANNET. Mt. Pleasant. S. C. 



Send us your Job Printing. 

P. D. GOLD PUB. 00., 



ZTON'S L 



ELDERS W. R. CRAl^T AND J. W. 
WYuiTT. 

Beaulah — Sat. and 3i'd Sunday in 
Jan. 

Scotts — Monday. 
Wilson — Tuesday. 
Elm City — Wednesday. 
Upper Town Creek — Thursday. 
Mill Branch — Friday. 
NashvilL — Sat. and 4th Sunday. 
Peach Tree — -Monday. 
Sandy Grove — Tuesday. 
Sappony — Wednesday and Thurs- 
day. 

Thence ta Falls of Tar River (Union 
Meeting.) 

Tarboro — I\Ionday. 

Conetoe — Tuesday. 

Cross Roads— Wednesday. 

Briery Swamp — Thursday. 

Flat Swamp^ — Friday. 

Robersonville — Sat. and 1st Sunday 
in February. 

Bear Grass — Monday. 

Great Swamp — Tuesday. 

Washington — Wednesday. 

Morattock— Thursday. 

Jamesville — Friday. ' 

Skewarkey — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 

Spring Green — IMonday. 

Hamilton — Tuesday. 

Conoho — Wednesday. 

Hobgood — Thursday. 

Deep Creek — Friday. 

Kehukee — Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 

Williams — Monday. 

Whitakers — Tuesday. 



Try Murine Eye Remedy 

If you have Red, Weak, Waterv Eves 
or Granulated Evelids. 1 >(>esn 't'Sniart 
—Soothes Eve Pain. Hrui^K'^ts .Sell 
Murine Eve Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 50c. 
Murine Eye Salve 'in Aseptic 'I'ubes, 
25c, 50c. Eve Books Free by Mail. 

An Cy* Tonic Good for All Eyes that Need Care 
Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago 



Lind^ 



DiVlARK 



THICK, GLO. 

FREE Fi, I 

Girls! Try It! Hair ge I 
beautiful— Get a 25 I 
of Danderlnt. ■ 

If yon care for heavy ha) I 
tens v.ith beauty and is n ^ 
life; has an incomparable s ' 
13 I'liliy and lustrous, try >.. I 

Just one application do ^ j 
beauty of your hair, besidet. , ' i 
diately dissolves every pa I 
dandruff. You can not ha .| 
heavy, healthy hair if you 
dandruff. This destructive scui 
the hair of its lustre, its strengtL 
its very life, and if not overcom 
produces a feverishness and itching ' 
tho scalp; the hair roots famish, 
loor.r:; and die; then the hair falls out 
fa^t surely get a 25-cent bottle of 
Kr.ov. '.n's Danderine from any drug 
store ; :. : jast try it. 



Cabbage Plants 



It good strong plants that will bi 

lake heads, send us your orders. We 
e full count, and 



tor SOc; «,000 for 86c; 



Let thy thoughts all be for good. 

P. D. G. 




92 



ZION'S Ly 



was great ui.iuil a short time before h' 
died when he quieted off and breath^^j| 
his last without a struggle. He 
laid to rest on Monday the 18t' ^j^^ 
the family burying ground besicl'^-^^l]^. 
sou- He is missed by all wJir 



'SI. 



him, but none miss him a, 
1 am so lonely without h" 
ICHS, 

My head and stay is : DIGESTION 

And 1 am left alone • - 

, , T T ,.jsin" digests 3000 

My husband dear Y.ng all stomach 
Is taken away aj" five minutes. 

. five minute« all stom- 
A precious OJ will go. No indigestion, 
A voice we sourness or belcliing of 
.or eructations of undigested 
A place IS % dizziness, bloating, foul 
Which nev headache. 

Wvitton Diapepsin Is noted for its 
\\ 1 iTTcn i-egulating upset stomachs, 
wife, surest, quickest stomach rem- 

iie whole M'orld and besides it 
niess. Put an end to stomach 
• forever by getting a large 
Mjl mt case of Pape's Diapepsin 
any drug store. You realize in 
minutes how needless it is to suf- 
from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder. It's the quickest, 
suresi and most harmless stomach 
doctor in the world. 



The AVhilc Oak Union is a])])(,int-i1 
to be lield with the ehnreli ;it New- 
l)()rt, X. ('., on Saturdny and tif;l! 
Snnday in Jan. 1916. 

Those coming on A. C. L. from Wil- 
mington and interniedial(^ stations 1' 
Newbern will come P'riday luoniin'.' 
as there will be no ti-aiii Saturda\- 



will 
Xe 



The 
el on 



)rethre 



lid 



I" 



extend, 

All that have a mind 
be glad to have them. 

D. N. McCAIN. 

Newport, N. C. 



oiiiuig r 
italion 
nd sisters, 
/iiie wouM 



We print your Minutes, Book 2 i<^ 
Job Work at short notice and witl 
aeatnesfl and despatch. 



Our Advertising Department 1b li 
Charge of 

Jacobs & Co., Ciiinton, S. C, 

SOLICITING OFFICES: 




:ent stamp 
■will bring to you this 
handsome calendar. 
This charming giil 
1 painted espe- 
cially for us and -we have had the picture 
exquisitely reproduced in 16 colors. 
If you would like to read some intei-estins 
f.cU. ask for The Romance of Coca-Col^ 

THE COCA-COLA CO. ATLANTA. GA 



DO YOU SUFFER 

FROM BACKACHE? 

When your kidneys are weak and 
torpid they do uot properly perform 
tlieir functions; your Ijaek aches 
and you do not feel like doin,;^ much 
(if anything. You are likely to be 
uespondent and to borrow trouble, 
!!l^t as if you hadn't enough al- 

:>,(ly. Don't be a victim any longer. 

The old reliable medicine, Hood's 
Nar.saparilla, gives strength and 
lone 10 the kidneys and builds up 
the whole system. Get it today. 



b]]d)EK A. U. JOHNSON 



Mingo — 3rd Sunday. 



ZION'S LA> 



ELDER J. T. SPENCER. 
Oak Forest— Sat. a)ul 4th Sunday 
in Jan. 
Corinth — Monday. 
Roedy Pioiig — Tuesday. 
Hickory ( J l ovc — Wednesday. 
Mingo — Thursday. 
Ilarnett' — Friday. 
Seven Mile Union ^Meeting. 
Conveyance needed. 



10 CENT "CASCARETS" 

IF BILIOUS OR COSTIVE 



For Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, 
Sluggish Liver and Bowels — They 
work while you sleep. 

Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indiges- 
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head- 
aches come from a torpid liver and 
clogged bowels, which cause your 
stomach to become filled with undi- 
gested food, which sours and ferments 
like garbage in a swill barrel. That's 
the first step to untold misery — indi- 
gestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow 
skin, mental fears, everything that is 
horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret 
to-night will give your constipated 
bowels a thorough cleansing and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleep — a 10-cent box 
from your druggist will keep you feel- 
ing good for months. 





,, Satui'd 
Otii r-'iiiidny )n .hjuuayy, 1916. 

Elder ■]. < '. I looks was chosen 
prciich (lie iiil rodui'tory sermon. 

\ isitors vi!l he met at Princeton, 
N. (... Fndav evening and Saturday 
inornuig. 

R. H. BOSWELL, 

Union Clerk. 



Elder A. G. Morton failed to fill his 
appointments, owing to the severe 
sickness of his daughter at High 
Point. 



Cancer Cured at the KeMam Hospital. 

The record of tha Keram Hospital 
is with'ut parallel In history, haying 
cured "^'ithout the uce of tlie Knife, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, over nfaety 
per cent, of tbe many hundreAs of 
sufferers from Cancer which it ha« 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man and wom- 
an In the United States to know what 
v/e are doing. KEL.LAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond, Va. 
Write for literature. 



Skewarlcpy Union. 

Friday, Saturday and 5th Sunda: 
in January at Falls of T«w River. 



92 ZION'S LyiDMARK- 

was great a short time before h The next session of the White Oak 

died when he quieted off and breath Union is appointed to be held with 

his last without a struggle. He ^. the church at Newport, Carteret Co., 

laid to rest on Monday the 18t' n. C, on Saturday and 5th Sunday 

the family buryuig ground besid'^^":^ in Jan. 

son- He is missed by all wlir^^ All lovers of truth invited to attend. 

him, but none miss him ELDER I. JONES, 

1 am so lonely without h' ^/*^^.|^^^Y Moderator 

issimuated. _ luoaeraior. 

hesP irritat,' R- W. ftUR^ANUS, Clerk. 

My head and stay is : ^j^-' .^^f j^ill. ~ 

And 1 am left alone r , ""'^'|^J' GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS" 

My husband dear v therefore' n.e TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 

Is taken away a; ^ tiieietoic ikc- 

,e formation or tln'se 

■ 1 n niri adv Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm 

A precious o- "'^^ "^"^"^ ani-.uix tender little Stomach, liver 

A voice we ^"'^ bowels. 

A place is ^"^^'^^ Shivar Mineral Wa- 

Whicli iie^ ^^^^ stomach and ki(hii vs. Look at the tongue, mother! II 

Wvitto.o the digestion and wadies coated, your little one's stomach, lirer 

vviiTTt' ^ and bowels need cleansmg at once, 

wife, )Oisons through the kidneys. when peevish, cross, listless, doesn't 

he opinion of physicians ^\h sleep, eat or act naturally, or is fever- 

., Ti! . • I, ^.i , ish, stomach sour, breath bad; hM 

■e It. If you suffer wnh rheu sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, giy« 
dyspepsia, indigeslion, gal' a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of 
es, diseases of the kidneys, blad- Figs," and in a few hours all the foul 
. . constipated waste, undigested food 
r or hver, uric acid poisoning, or ^nd sour bile gently moves out of lt« 
ly condition due to impure blood, little bowels without griping, and you 
■ J. n ■ 1,4. ii, ; „ u have a well, playful child again. A«k 
read the following letter, then sign it. ^^^^ druggist for a 50-cent bottle of 
ench)se the amount and mail it. Only "California Syrup of Figs," which con- 
two out of a hundred, on the average. t^inr full directions for babies, chH- 
^ " ' ^ dren of all ages and for grown-ups. 
report no benefit. _ The next session of the Dutchville 
Shivar Springi, Union is appointed to be held with 
^, , „ ^ the church at Eno, Saturday and 5th 
Box 55 M, Shelton, S. C. .^^^^^^ ^ ^ 

Gentlemen: 

e„e,orrj:Hh ZT!!:" combats Weredcs- 

• c,. 1 -i-iT„i„„ T "It is difficult to escape the conviction tt t 

gallons of Shlvar Mineral Water. 1 Hme starvation ard isn^e ascimiJation r. 1 

agree to give it a fair trial, in accord- abfnt^and^ resistance in tlib^S^uiosh,"^^^^ 

anee with instructions contained in J^'l^^^'oTd^M^firK^^ 

booklet you will send, and if it fails to ordinarily, llme is not easily assimilated, b:,t 

*' ' , J Kckman's Alterative contains it in such form 

benefit my case you agree to refund and combination as to insure assimilation by 

. , . „ • i « tlie average person. This explilus its success in 

the price in full upon receipt of tne many cases of tuberculosis which apparently 

, i-,T J. bave yielded to It. 

two empty demijohns which 1 agree to containing no opiates, narcotics or htblt- 
forming druFS, It Is safe to try. Price$l»ndf2 

return promptly. per bottle. Sold by leading druggists or sent 
direct from the Laboratory. We would lik» to 
send you a booklet containing Information o( 

N^ame . value and references. 

EriKJVlAN LABORATORY, 
2» N. Seventh St. Philadelphia. 

Address j 

dipping Foint Send us your Job Work. 



!l ZlOrrS LANDiVIARK 



PUBLISHED SBMI-MONTHLY 




AT 




WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 




Primitive or Old School Baptist 


VOL. XIJX. WIL^ .'.N, N. C, JAN. 15, 1915. NO. 5. 


0 








\ 




\ 




P. D. GOLD, Bditor 


Witoon, N. C. 


P. G. LESTER, Amo. B4i*w 





^JOPn TMAS. 



OK 
WITH SAGE TEA 



If Mixed With Sulphiir It Darkens so 
Naturally Nobody Can Tell. 

The old-time mixture of Sage Tea 
and Sulphur for darkening gv&y, 
streaked and faded hair is grand- 
mother's treatment, and folks are 
again using it to keep their hair a 
good,, even color, which is quite sen- 
sible, as we a,re living in an age when, 
a youthful appearance is of the great- 
est advanage. 

Nowadays, though, we don't have 
the troublesome task of gathering the 
sage and the mussy mixing at home. 
All drug stores sell the ready-to-use 
product called "Wyeth's Sage and 
Sulphur Compound" for about 50 
cents a bottle. It is very popular be- 
cause nobody can discover it has been 
applied. Simply moisten your comb 
or a soft brush with it and draw this 
through your hair, taking one small 
strand at a tirae ; by morning the gray 
hair disappears, bvit what delights 
the ladies with Wyeth's Sage and Sul- 
phur is that, besides beautifully dark- 
ening the hair after a few applica- 
tions, it also produces that soft lustre 
and appearance of abundance which 
is so attractive; besides, prevents 



dandrulf, iteiunc 
hair. 



.SL-alp and falling 



UNION NOTICE. 

Dear Brother Gold: — Please say in 
the Landmark that the 171st session 
of the Coutentnea Union is appointed 
to be held with the church at the 
Meadow, Greene County, N. C, on 
Saturday and 5th Sunday in January 
1916. Elder T. B. Lancaster was ap- 
pointed to preach the introductory 
sermon and Elder Jno. W. Gardner, 
his alternate. 

Messengers and visitors will be met 
Saturday morning at Walstonburg. 

L. J. H. I^IEWBORN, 

Union Clerk. 



J{orfotk 
Sout/iern ^^y. 

Route of the 

"Night Express/' 



Charlotte to Norfold 
and 

Intermediate Points. 
Pullman Cars 



ZION'S LANDIVIARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST: \ 



EXl'ERIEr^'E. 

Some of -the sisters have asked me 
to write my experieuc« and 1 will try 
to do so. I 

When I was about ten years old 1 
joined the Missionary Baptist church 
(hiring a |)rotraeted meeting. 

1 don't know just why I joined, but 
1 thought I wanted to be a Mission- 
ary. There were lots of children join- 
ing the church and i' was led into it. 
But 1 never felt any change. 

When i was about thirteen yea-s 
old 1 had a dream. 

1 dreamed one niglit that 1 was 
walking in a valley. There were 
beautiful trees and green grass grow- 
ing by a lovely stream. As 1 walked 
along: 1 heard the Muttering of wing.s 
and looking up 1 saw an angel flying 
and it lit in a tree just before me. 
His raiment was white and there was 
a circle about his head as a light 
shining from within and as I stood 
looking at him another angel flew 
down and walked by me on the grass. 
This second angel said to me : "Do 
, you know who that is?" and I said 
"No." Then he said: "That is 
Jesus. ' ' 

He had a book under his arm and 
he said, "Let's sing praises unto the 
Lord," and opened the book. I sai.l. 
"I can't sing, I don't know the 
song." But when he opened the 
book and I saw the song 1 began 



singing praises unto the\ Lord al- 
though i had never seen thevsong be- 
fore. 

1 really sang, because 1 waa^^ awak- 
ened by my own voice singing. 

That dream made a lasting impress- 
ion on my mind. 1 did not kno-w\ any 
Primitive Baptists then. 

After 1 came to Wilson to live with 
j\lrs. P|. D. Gold, 1 saw there was a 
difference between the Primitives and 
the other churches. At fir.st 1 laugh- 
ed at, what 1 called, the narrowness 
of the brethren and sisters. After 1 
had been to the church several times, 
J attended a Missionary Baptist 
church. Each one was called upon to 
give their experience. One got up 
and told what she had done for the 
Lord. How much money she had given, 
etc. Then another and another. They 
called on me, and 1 told them I had 
not done anything. I could have told 
them some of the things the Lord had 
done for me, but I knew from what 
the others had said that my exper- 
iences would not suit them. 

Up until about that time 1 had 
thought I was good. On the 3rd Sun- 
day in Aug. 1914, (if I am not mis- 
taken) I asked my husband for som»! 
money, I was going to the Missionary 
Baptist church and I wanted to pay 
up my dues. When T got in about a 
block of the church, something im- 
pressed me to go to the Primitive 
Baptist church. I tried to go on to 



. LANDMARK- 



my cliureli, but I could uot. 1 felt like 
I woultl die if I did, so i went to the 
i'nmitive Baptist eiiurcli. Elder J. 
Farm or preached lliat day. Oh how 
sweet his words vere to me. Tie tears 
roiled down my cheeks. I felt like 
Brother Farmei knew how i felt, lie 
told my feelings better than I could 
myself. As so^u as he stojjped preacu- 
iiig. 1 harrifd out of cliureh. I Avas 
afraid he knew I' was in trouble and 
would ask me about it. I was asham- 
ed to be M) affected by the old Baptist 
doctrine. 1 didn't tell my husband 
about it until several months after- 
wards. I 
After this 1 began to read tne Bible 
more diligently, but it seemed every 
thing I read condemned me. 1 felt 
like I was a lost, ruined sinner. 1 
couldn't sleep at night. 1 began go- 
ing to the prayer meetings the breth- 
ren were having at each other's 
houses. I didn't want them to kiio\v 
1 was under conviction, but 1 could 
not keep away from their meetings. 

in Oct. of 1914 at the church one of 
the (traveling preachers preached to 
me it seemed. J\Iy burden was taken 
from me when he read the 3rd chap- 
ter of Samuel, when the Lord called 
Samuel, and Samuel said "Speak 
Ijord, for thy servant heareth." 

I knew in my heart that the Lord 
had prepared me, that he had made 
me ready to be his servant. Then the 
preacher quoted, "Though your sins 
be as scarlet I will make them white 
as snow. ; ' ' For a few days I felt 
very happy but then the thought kept 
coming "are you going to join ths 
Primitives?'' I felt like I couldn't 
do that. I felt like I'd be disgraced. 
In my mind I said they are an ignor- 
ant people and poor and unclean, but 
the good Lord humbled me. He show- 
ed me that 1 was the ignorant one. He 
says in the Holy Scriptures, "For 



v. hosoever exalteth himself shall bt 
:i based; and he that humbleth hnnsel*' 
shall be exalted" 1 w^as abased. 

One night 1 tould not sleep for 
thinking of my condition, i hadn't 
told Elder Gold about my trouble. 1 
was so abased J felt like lie wouidn t 
fellowship me. 1 knew he kxiew all 
my faults, knev how hard it is for me 

1 went into lis room and told him 
and his wife about my ttrouble and 
asked them if they could fellowshi[) 
jue. They said lots of things to com- 
fort me and sail they were very glad 
;o hear me tell the good things the 
Lord had done for me. 

On the 3rd Sunday in Feb. 1915, 1 
told my experience at a little prayer 
meeting at Sister Amersou'sv Elder 
Farmer opened the door of tlie cliurch 
and they received me. J^lder (jold 
baptized me on the 4tli Sunday in 
February. 

The Lord has been very gracious to 
me, though vile sinner that I am. 

Bro. Durand writes in the Signs of 
the Times, that it is unspeakably ter- 
rible to one Avho has felt the love of 
God in his soul to fear that it is gone 
from him. That is exactly how I feel 
some times. I feel some times that I 
was perhaps mistaken. Oh, I hope I 
am not mistaken. I feel that I am 
the chief of sinners. I know there is 
nothing I can do to save myself. It is 
the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 
who saves me from my sins. 

I hope that I have passed from 
death into life. Because I Do Love the 
Brethren. 

SEDALIA GOLD. 

Wilson, N. C. 



COMmiNIOATTON. 

Dear Brother Gold:— I feel like this 
morning I cannot refrain from doin'Z 
my duty, if I know what my duty is. 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



to tlie coming of lighi 
me returns. Travelin 
wilderness I can see 
The 

] 



After lying on my bed sleepless for 
many nights, meditating on these 
things, wondering why I am travel- 
ing in the darkness, looking forward 
and no light to\ 
in this dark\ 
ao way out, no 
lorrors of dark- 
ness seize upon me. J find no rest for 
the sole of my foot an I my soul faints 
within me. The revelition being this: 
' ' Deep calleth unto de p, and night un- 
to night." The meaaing of these 
words is not made pkin to my mind 
and I can only cry unjo the Lord, say- 
ing: "Lord how long will these things 
continue with me?" Oh Lord what is 
coming to me- I cannot even ask 
the Loi-d for his mercies. Oh the 
agony of soul, mind and body. "When 
I arise I feel exhausted. Oh how im- 
perfect and how unworthy. After 
suffering all these things time and 
time again, we should not refrain 
from complying with our duty if we 
know what it is. Then we find that 
"Deep calleth unto deep, and night 
unto night," for not complying with 
tlie duty the Lord has enjoined on us. 
Oh how T do shudder and my feelir 
sink down within when I undertake 
the task. In disobedience we find 
ti-ouble, but in obedience we find re- 
lief. It looks like we would learn the 
lesson so often taught, for His prom- 
ises stand sure, and in well doing we 
find peace for our weary souls. 

We read that our faith has to be 
tried as by fire, therefore we must ex- 
l)ect the firey darts of Satan and tb 
temptations of Satan, to compass both 
soul and body. "When we see the 
dark billows over us roll, then w-e ar*- 
made to cry unto the Lord: "Oh Lord 
how longt" 

When will the day of corruption 
end and we can see the light return. 
When we can see the soji of righteou 



ne.ss rise with healing in his wings. 
Oil how beautiful the sight to the \.. 
weary traveler. Then the night is 
dispc rsed and tli« glorious light ap- 
pears. 

How happy the\passing moments. 
\Last night in my wakeful hours while 
\1 meditated 1 was male to say "Lord, 
\ pray tkee be merciVl unto me." 
IUhe words of the poetN^prung up in 
my mind : 

"Reach down. Reach dow\ thine arm. 
And cause me to ascend 
Where congregations never \^reak up. 
And Sabbaths never end." 

What a gracious feeling pursed 
through my soul, and these ^ sweet 
words also gladdened my heart: 

"Oh when shall I see Jesus and reign 

with his above? 
And from the floAving fountain drink 

everlasting love. 
When shall I be delivered from this 

vain world of sin 
And with my blessed Jesus drink end- 
less pleasures in." 
This is my desire, to be exempt 
from this vain world of sin, and ask- 
ing the Lord for refreshing sleep. 

All our troubles are brought on its 
to show us the things we have not 
known. 

Brother Gold, I don't know whether 
there is any good in what I have writ- 
ten or not, but I Avould like for my 
friends and relatives and the house- 
hold of faith to know that I am living 
and have the greatest desire to meet 
Avith the saints of God. 

We read that every thing works to- 
gether for good to those who love the 
Lord, and also that we are called ac- 
cording to Grace and purpose. The 
Landmark is my pre3,ching and con- 
solation. 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



Pray for me Brother (jold. 
Vours iu hope of tterual life, 

KUTHA miPI[\ 

Green ■ lUe, N. C. 



BUFFERED LOSS BY FIRE. 

Elder P. 1. Gold, raost highly 
esteemed Bro'iier: — 1 feel that 1 am 
unworthy to have a name among- a 
people so d''Voted and true as the 
Primitive baptists are for the cause 
of Christ, and yet 1 cannot leave or 
forsake so lovely a people. 

0, is tliere any one so blank, vile 
and depraved as I feel to be? 

1 went to the Primitive Baptist As- 
sociation at Wilmington, N. C, and 
had a most enjoyable time, hearing 
so many of the Lord's servants preach 
and expound the holy word of God, 
both at the Associafcion and at the 
home of our beloved brother Jimmie 
Brown. I feel like saying, God bless 
Brother Brown, and all who did so 
much for the Association. I came 
back to South-West church, with Bro. 
Sam Jenkins, and found all up and as 
well as usual. He wanted me to 
with him and rest up, for I was not 
well, and I did so, but my mind was 
not at ease, and on Thursday I heard 
that my family were out of doors, fire 
having destroyed the house, kitchen 
and nearly all they contained. I fu^' 
realized that I was unable to rebuil'' 
I prayed that God, in mercy, would 
aid us and enable us to patiently bear 
all that is put upon us. 

The dear Lord has put it into the 
minds of our kind neighbors to aid us. 
I trust they will be rewarded for thei'- 
kindness. 

Brother Gold, may God bless you in 
your decline of natural life. I will 
close. May our last days on earth be 
our best days, in the sweet hope of 
eterpal rest, 



Your unworthy brother in Christ, 
JOHN A. HEWITT. 



EXPERIENCE. 

The following was sent to Elder 
Williford, which he has sent us for 
publication : 

Dear. Bro. Williford :— If tlie Lord 
is willing 1 will try to write you my 
little experience which I hope has 
been the dealing of the Lord with nw. 

Since I was a child 1 have always 
loved to be with the Baptists and hear 
them tell of tlie wonderful love and 
of the blessing he had bestowed upon 
them, and I felt very unworthy to'^be 
with sueh good people. I always had 
a desire to go to preaching. 

After a while I got so burdened 
with sin, I do not remember the date, 
and I tried to pray to the Lord to 
have mercy on me a lost sinner. There 
was a protracted meeting at Maple 
Springs Missionary church and I M'ent 
and joined the church. I was re- 
lieved for a time. My trouble soon 
caiine back, and I was so dissatisfied i 
went to Peach Tree to hear you preach 
and 1 was comforted and the more I 
went to hear the Primitives the more 
1 loved them. In the year 1911, I 
heard dear Bro. Adams ])reach many 
times and he told my feelings far bet- 
ter than I could tell them myself. Y 
can't tell how much trouble I saw 
that year. 1 felt like I was deceived 
and had deceived others. I prayed to 
God to show me what to do. I had a 
dream in Ai)ril. I dreamed I went to 
Peach Tree and Bro. Adams preached 
the best sermon I ever heard. My cuj) 
was so full I could not keep from cry- 
ing. Then Bro. Adams came to me 
and said he wanted to talk to me. "Ho 
went home with us and he told me T 
was in the dark and asked me if I d.d 
not want to go with the Primitives. I 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



told him yes, but 1 was too unworthy, 
i' woke up begging the Lord for 
mercy. 1 went on in thjp way trying" 
to bear my burden unti 1 heard Bro. 
Boswell at Peach Tree, on tin- second 



Saturday in last No^ 



ember 



opent'd the door of the ciurcli. 1 want 



ed to go but I felt like I 
ner and 1 could not 



not able, but I love to read it when 1 
have iui opportunity'. 

You.- sister in hope,' 

:Y ^VllELE^^S. 



They 



vas a vile sin- 
Bro. Boswell 



came to see me that evming and hi 
talk was very sweet to me. When 1 
retired that niglit I asled the Loi-d 
to deliver me and just before time To 
tzct uj) tlie next morning- these words 
eanie to me '"choose ye Ibis day wlioui 
you will serve." T felt like all my 
troubles were gone and I could no' 
])raise the Lord enough. My sister 
was to be baptized that day and when 
we met at the water I went forAvard 
:ind was received. 1 knew I had done 
nothing good and that my hope came 
through the mercies of God. For with- 
out his helj) we are nothing and can 
do nothing. T can't tell any one how 
liajipy r was 

A short time after 1 joined the 
church 1 had .such a sw'eet dream. I 
dreamed w^e were going down toward 
a beautiful stream full of white rocks 
aiul tlsh and in the midst of it there 
was some one dressed in the whitest 
robe 1 ever saw with a starry crown on 
his head. He bade us come into the 
water and asked us to help him carry 
his fishes to the shore. He embraced 
us in his arms and we all marched out 
of the water with his fish and I awoke 
rei)eating these words : 

"The dyin<;' tliief rejoiced to see. 
That foinitain in his day; 
And there may I though vile as he 
Wash all my sins away." 

I would love to see this published 
in the Landmark. 
I am not a subscriber because I am 



P^NCOURABING. 



(Dear Brother Gold:Vl have often 
felt like I woidd like t\write to you 
and tell you how I appreciate yon 
editorials in the Landm^. 1 have 
often been instructed byVhem and 
thanked God for the yift Vat is ui 
you. 1 think it is wondertnl hov/ 
clear your mind has continue*, to old 
age. God has indeed blessc ' 
I hope will continue them to 
I hope I can hear you preach ag^iin. 

Some times when 1 am reading^ 
articles from brethen and 
whom I have never seen and yet who 
tell my feelings better than I can, 1 
am made to rejoice, that we have been 
led in the same path, instructed by 
the same spirit. My hope is strength- 
ened and I then feel like 1 would like 
to write and be one with tliosc; "wlio 
speak often one witli another, witii 
those who fear the Lord and think 
uj)on His name." 

I am thankful that I can feel as 
they feel and can enjoy what they 
write, believe what they believe, that 
they are my i)e()|)Ie. their God my 
God. 1 am not -iftr,l to write and ex- 
press my feelings for theii- eomfoi-t 
and instruction. 1 can enjoy their writ- 
ings and love them for the truth's 
• sake. 

Hoping that you may be blessed for 
many yeai-s for tlie upltuilding of the 
church. 

Yours in a jireeious hope, 

SALLIE B. HOLLAND. 

Axton, Va. 



FELLOWSHIP. 
Beloved Brother • — The Landmark 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



has been espec;ially j leh and tomfort- 
iug- to nil! of late. The editorials and 
couununications havi' been with grace 
and s'- asoned witli salt. Almost every 
pieeo has tduchet'. a tender cor^ of my 
heart and^caiisei me to feel st/ong as- 
surance/that ^ye are of the samb house- 
liold, and ead one built upon the 
foundation ni the Apostles and pi itph- 
ets. Jesus 'hrist liiniself being the 
chief conn*' stone and in whom all 
the buildiig framed together urow- 
eth into m holy temph- in the Lord. 
This briigs about sweet fellowship in 
our he?i'ts for the liouseliold of faith, 
for sn.'<'ly our fellowsliij) is with the 
Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ 
How can we love Jesus and not love 
liis work? If we love and believe his 
teachings, we love and have fellowship 
V.'ith the brethren and thus have evi- 
dence that Ave have passed from death 
into life, because we love the nrethren, 
tills strengthens our hope and con- 
iirms our faith and ilr.is we live by 
faith and walk by faith and rejoice in 
the hojie of the glory of Cod. 

T trust the Lord may have many 
years for yon in His kingdom beloAV 
to edit and send out the Landmark to 
comfort His people. 
In much love, 

A. B. MORRIS. 

Oxford, Miss. 



ENDORSED. 

Dear Bro. G'Jfl: — T am so w.?il 
pleased with your editorial on "Do 
we nnde-sland Prophecy Before Its 
PlxlllmiMit?" that I want to write and 
lell you. 

Why should men attempt to explain 
Prophecy? Or Avhy should men 
prophesy? For to explain tinfufillled 
propecy is the work of a prophet. 

Prophecy has never been under- 
stood by those to whom it was spokeji. 



Jacob and his family had no thought 
of going into bondage Mhen they 
went down into Egypt, yet :t was said 
two hundred years before that they 
should Serve the people in a strange 
land, and be afflicted by them £or 
four hundred years. (See Gen. xv.- 
IH.) ' 

AVhen that glorious message con- 
cerning the birth of Clirist was pro- 
claimed by Isaiah ix, vi, none under- 
stood it, nor attempted to expound it 
until after its fultillmeiit. 

Which one of Isaiah's scribes or 
teachers tried to expound (Isa. xl, L 
to xi,) which is so full of comfort to 
God's people since its fulfilment and 
now easy for them to understand? or 
after the humiliation and death of 
Christ what Jew said : " 1 told you so, 
I read about this man's sad life and 
death in Isaiah liii ? If there was a 
single instil nee recorded in the Bible 
where a j)r()phecy was understood by 
those to whom it was spoken, either 
as to place or time I can not recall, 
and would be pleased to be informed 
if there is. How then can we ex- 
jionnd that which has not come to 
pass ? 

There is but one way, and that is, 
we must also be prophets. Even then 
we could have no power to convince 
ohers of our power of divining since 
they could not experience the future. 
But we may be able to reach their 
laearts concerning the past by enter- 
ing into their experience by telling 
them what they know. 

Your brother in hope, 

W. N. THARPE. 

Liberty, Ind. 



OUR ONLY PREACHING. 

Dear Broteher in hope : — I glad]7 
devote to you a few lines. I wish to 
thank you for your kindness in send' 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



103 



iug me the Lalidmark. The reviewal 
of the Signs of tlie Times and tlie 
Luiidmarls; coutaiu.s m|st of our 
Iircacliiiig. 

Dear Elder Sawin vis: ted us and 
lield services at my daug .ter's home, 
'lie fi;'.st v.'cek of the moiit ., whicii \vi 
the sec'oud sermon we havi heard since 



desr daughter, 



services m 
he home of 



the funeral of 
Blanche. 

Elder Sawin also held 
the Oak Grove district, at 
our aged brother, John Njiekal: 
is a grandson of Elder Antlrcvr Nuc; 
als, long since departed this life. 

He held services soon after my mar- 
riage and told me if 1 was as good a 
predestinarian as my grandfather 
Davidson was, we would not fall out. 
I said, "Oh we will not fall out. r 
wanted to tell him I already loved 
the Primitive Baptists, but teai-s 
choked my utterance so that J' eouhl 
not. 

Elder William Baird was my hus- 
band's father. They were once resi- 
dents of North Carolina, as was my 
grandfather Davidson. The Davidson 
family came from Scotland. 

I beg an interest in your prayers 
for myself and loved ones. 

Wishing for yourself and your dear 
wife, together with your beloved chil- 
dren many years of true happiness, 
such as this world can neither give 
nor take away. 

My daughter joins me in love to 
each of you, 

LAURA M. BATRD. 
Caul City, Ky. 



CR^CIUOS DEALING. 

Dear Bro. Gold:— I am writing you 
to toll you how sadly disappointed T 
was in not boin- nhh- to go to churcli 
Snn.lay, ;nnl ni,M t y(.ii flirre. T have 
b.-cn .„ f..Hbl,. |„.,|tl. tor the past 



year but i thank the Lurd 1 am able 
to see tills day. 1 feel thankful to the 
Lord for liis blessings, for in him 
dwelleth ail the fuUuesi of the God- 
hea^ bodily, which is tbe head ot , 
priucipaJities and power. nJosus reigns 
and he is the head over aM and what 
he has promised lie is abl6, to fulfill. 
'"Oh for a heart to praise ay God." 
1 feel more of my weakness e\ery day 
1 live. 1 feel to be the leas\ of all, 
"for 1 know in me, that is hi my 
flesh, dwelleth no good thing : for tlie 
good that 1 would I do not: butvthe 
evil which 1 would not, that 1 do.^ 
often find myself mourning and ] 
menting my case, then the thought 
comes to my mind, why am 1 thus. 
Why not be content.' God is able to 
lead the blind and heal the sick, ami 
my light aftlictions here -will work 
out in the ( iid. God works all things 
accdi'din^' t(i liis own will and jiur- 
posr. All things work togcthci' for 
good foi- those who love the I.ord. 

" "Tis a point 1 long to know 
Oft it causes anxious thought — 
Do I love the Lord or no? 
Am 1 His or am I not?" 

I hope 1 love Hiiii. Ilopr is thr mi- 
chor to the soul, bot'i sii:- uul sm ad 
j'.ivL and we learn oi..'dicnce from 
tl;e tilings we suffer. Afi'lictioiis 
are often sent in mercy. T pray 
God to give me faith and that I' may 
bow in humble submission to his will. 

Pray for me and may the Lord 
bless you and keep you. 

Your sister in hope, 

JOSEPHINE POWELL. 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 



EXPERIENCE. 



Dear Bro. Gold:— I have had a 
mind to write to you for some time 



104 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



I'oiK.eniing wliat I l!U])e tiie Lord lu^s 
done i'or me. 

When 1 was Iweuty-six years old I 
w;is made to sc myself as I was, a 
])()or miserabli sinner. 1 was made to 
ery out "Jjoal what shall 1 do tu be 
saved?" 1 lad never before felt the 
need of oaHnig on the Lord for mercy. 
1 had beei of the world, worldly, hav- 
ing a goed time and I thougiit I could 
l)ut this tronble from me. .Some times 
1 could forget it for a while hut then 
my tiDuble would eome back and 1 
was Troubled for about six years. My 
burden got so hard and I began to 
cry to the Lord for mercy more than 
ever. The following for a fact ex- 
pressed my feelings : 

"I had provoked a dreadful (Jod 
and trampled on a tSaviour's blood." 

1 saw myself justly eondenuied. 
When i would go home at night 1 
would get the Bible and try to read, 
but every thing condemned me. Sleep 
Wi'iit from my eyes and many times 
after my family would retire 1 would 
get uj) and go to a vacant room and 
try to pray. My ease only grew worse 
until 1 came to the end of my 
strength. I was made to cry out 
"Lord save, or I perish." These words 
came to me, "This day is salvatioji 
come into this house," and the tii'st 
thing 1 knew 1 was singing this song 

"I know that my rcdet-mer lives." 
What comfort this sweet sentence 
gives. 

Tie lives! lie lives! who onee was 
dead. 

He lives! my (>ver living head." 

Hro. (io\d, this was the happiest 
moment of my life. I thonglit all my 
troubles were over and that T could 
sjx'nd the rest of my life in ])i'aisinu- 
Ilis holy name. This serii)ure came 



to my mind, "He brought me up u... 
out of an horrible i)it, out of the miry 
clay, and set my hH upon a rock and 
established my goings. lie has put 
a "nev/ song in my mouth : evert praise 
unto the Lo"d." 

1 know 1 am saved by the gri^ce of 
our Lord -ksus Christ if saved at all. 

Your brother in hope, 

DAVJD* C. STANFIELD. 
Danville, Vt.. „ 



I'.Xi'Liii'ENCE. 

Lear Brother (Joid: — i have been 
impressed lor some time to write you 
wiiat 1 believe lias l)ecn tiie dealings 
of the Lord with me. 

.My father D. S. Watson, used to 
take the Landmark an.l wlieii i was a 
little girl 1 vi'ould slip it out and read 
It, tor I didn't wanv anyijody to see 
me. 1 loved lo read the tiible and 
wouUl read it whenever 1 could. i 
had serious thoughts about dying and 
often wonderi^d what woukl become 
of me if 1 should die. When 1 was li 
years old 1 was in the eorn held hoe- 
ing corn and I began to feel that 1 
was, a sinner. 1 didn't know what to 
do or what was tlie matter with me. 
.My |)eo])le asked me what was the 
mater wilh me and 1 told them I was 
sick, but I was sin-sick. I went oat 
in the woods and jtrayed the Lord to 
forgive my sins. 1 felt like 1 eould 
not eai'ry siieh a burden of sin. That 
lught after they all Avent to bed I got 
the Bible and 1 o])ene(l it at a scriji- 
ture wluL-h comforted me very much, 
though I can't recall the ehai)'er now. 
.My ])rayer was: "Oh Lord have 
mei'cy on my soul, hear my prayers." 

1 felt like 1 didn't have a friend in 
TTeaven nor .'arth. As 1 started to 
lay down the Saviour ai)])eared to me 
on my right hand and the devil on my 
left hand and the Lord said: "("In 



Zl-ON'S LANDMARK. 



105 



thee beliiud me Satan." I felt like 
my sins \vere forgiveu and my burden 
left me. 1 was made to rejoice and 
every thing was bright and happy. 1 
eould then sing praises to the Lord 
with ail my heart,. In all my trials 
and tribulations after that the Lord 
whispered consolation to my fainting 
heart. 

I wasn't willing to tell of my ex- 
l)erience and would go to parties and 
dance, do any thing to try to forget 
it, but when I would go to preaching 
i could not hide my tears. One Sat- 
urday I went to meeting and heard 
Sister Mary Garrett tell her exper- 
ience and she told my feelings better 
than I could. It come to me that I 
was very unworthy, that I had tried 
to trample the goodness of the Lord 
under foot. 

I did w ish I could tell my troubles 
but I went on this way until I was 
twenty and w^as married. I began to 
see w^hat a life I had been leading and 
it pleased the Lord to draw my mind 
back to my little hope, if it is one. 

I thought about offering myself 
and would go to Sliilo thinking I 
Avould, but would go back home with- 
out doing it. 

I told my father about it and lie 
tried to tell me what my duty was. So 
when the next opportunity came I 
went forward and was received. I do 
love to read the Landmark and eould 
not get along without it, especially 
the editorials. 

. Your poor unworthy sister, 

JULIA A. GRESHAM. 
Dacula, Ga. 



I am in need of money with which to 
pay expenses of the Landmark. 

Please send me some, if not all, of 
what is due to the Landmark, and help 
me to carry on the business, and aid 
me in its publication. 

P. D. GOLD, 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient landmArk 
whiqh thy fathers hav« let." 



P. D. GOLD Wilaon, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, V». 

\ OL. XLIX. NUMBER 5. 



Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, JAN. 15, 191(i. 



EDITORIAL. 



DANIEL, NEliUCIIADNEZZAli. 

The stone cut out of the mountain 
without hands. (See 2nd chapt. of 
Daniel.) 

Daniel stands emblazoned in thvi gal- 
axy of Bible characters greatly be- 
loved. As in Enoch, Noah, Abraham, 
IMoses and others the enlightening 
gifts of God shine forth in him, and 
God is glorified in them. 

Daniel was raised up a special gift 
in wisdom which is as demonstrated 
in wise behavior. Judah and Ben- 
jamin were carried off into Babylon 
as captives. Babylon was the great- 
est kingdom then on earth, and Nebu- 
chadnezzar was the head of gold of 
that world famous kingdom. The 
conduct of Daniel shines in beauty 
and brightness undimmed in that 
kingdom of idolatry and worldly 
glory, showing that the pure favor of 
God cannot be bribed, nor defiled, nor 
sv/erved, or cornapted by flatteries of 
men nor devils. 



106 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



The gentleness, wisdom, honesty 
and sincerity of this prophet shine in 
the kingdom of heaven as a star of 
great brightness. 

His wisdom is conspicuous in his 
youth. He is sought out by the liing's 
rule to select wise, honest, active 
young men among captives, and put 
them in sservice for the king of Baby- 
lon. 

The wisdom of this is apparent for 
it would tend to ingratiate these men 
to the Babylonians, and cause a 
strengthening to the kingdom thus 
served. 

A proof of Daniel's prudence is 
soon manifested. He rejects the wines, 
the dainty meats and enfeebling food 
that tends to becloud the mind, and 
undermine ones manhood, and defile 
his system, and clog it with diseases. 
This royal allowance of wine and 
food the king had appointed for these 
Hebrews, Daniel had resolved that 
he would not defile himself with. The 
Eunuch having charge of this matter 
thought well of Daniel, but was afraid 
that if Daniel did not eat of this al- 
lowance it would be manifest that he 
would not be well favored and flourish 
like those that ate of the king's food. 
Daniel had chosen to eat of simple 
food, and requested that the matter 
might be tested. We are to prove all 
things. Ten days trial was allowed. 
At the end of ten days their counten- 
ances appeared fairer and fatter in 
flesh than all that did eat of the king's 
allowance. 

Do you suppose they smoked cigar- 
ettes and cigars, and chewed tobacco, 
and gorged themsehes with rich dish- 
es, and lived to eat, and made a god 
of their belly, and as gluttons were 
sickly and were taking medicine as 
so many are doing these days. Tem- 
perance is a good thing and has its 
reward in health which is a great 
blessing. Daniel was carried a pris- 



oner into Babylon when he was a 
young man, and remained there 70 
years, and returned to Jerusalem thus 
living to ripe age full of honors en- 
during. 

The Lord loved and pitied idola- 
trous Israelites while in Babylon and 
made Daniel a blessing to them, by 
causing him to serve the king of Baby- 
lon to the humbling of Nebuchadnez- 
zar and also the kings of ]\Iedia and 
Persia. The wisdom of God is correc- 
tive, instructve, healing, saving and 
perfect. 

Daniel's conduct was so honest, 
simple, sincere and the wisdom guid- 
ing him was so perfect that his ene- 
mies said they could find no fault of 
him excei)t in — or concerning the law 
of his (}od. If a man's conduct is yo 
unassailable that no fault can be 
found of it unless it is because of the 
(rod whom he serves, one ought to 
consider that the law of his God is 
perfect, for if his law is imperfct 
why should that man's conduct be 
without fault? If the conduct i)ro- 
duced by the law is good and pure 
the law that caused it is good, and if 
the law emanates from the God he 
worships is pure that the God that 
gave that law must be i)erfect. Men 
are judged by their conduct. By their 
fruits ye shall know them. Make the 
tree good and the fruit will be good. 
If Daniel's conduct is good the spring 
or fountain from whence it flows must 
be good and pure. 

These men plot for his destruction. 
How? They procure a decree from 
the king that no request shall be made 
for thirty days except to the king. 
Daniel learns of this. They knew he 
prayed to the God of heaven three 
times a day. He kept on thus pray- 
ing three times a day with his win- 
dow open toward Jerusalem. Honesty 
and sincerity mark the conduct of 
those who love and trust God. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



107 



These enemies of Daniel report the 
case to the king. Why did they ac- 
cuse him and plot his destruction? 
Tliey envied him. It is little, mean, 
vile minds that envy others. One that 
is right himself loves to find others 
tliat are worthy, and they honor such. 
It is always a proof of a vile charac- 
ter for one to seek to damage an- 
other. Charity thinketh no evil, en- 
vies not, renders honor to whom hon- 
or is due. 

Wlien the king is informed of their 
charge against Daniel, whom he loves, 
lie labors until sun-down to deliver 
Daniel, but he cannot do this, for he 
cannot change the decree. The object 
of all wise decrees is to protect the 
innocent and punish the guilty. Now 
according to the law Daniel must be 
ca.st into the lion's den. Js he guilty? 
This is to be tested. These enemies 
are the guilty ones, but it is not yet 
proven. The king is greatly distress- 
ed because this beloved man must be 
cast into the den of lions. That night 
the king could not sleep. Early in 
he morning he went to the den of 
lions with a lamentable cry and said, 
Daniel, servant of the living God, 
is thy God whom thou servest con- 
1 imally able to deliver thee from the 
lions. He had been cast in the den of 
lions and a stone was brought and 
laid ui)on the mouth of the den, and 
the king sealed it with his own sig- 
net and with the signet of his lords, 
that the purpose might not be changed 
concerning Daniel." But there was 
no malice in Daniel nor was there 
guilt in him. His answer to the king 
was wonderful, "O king live forever. 
-Mv God hath sent his angel and he 
hath shut the lions' mouths, that they 
have not hurt me: forasmuch as be- 
fore him innocency was found in me : 
and also before thee 0 king, have T 
done no hurt." But some were guilty. 
Who? The accusers of Daniel. Now 



the guilty must be punished. Those 
men that accused Daniel were cast 
into the lions' den who had the mast- 
ery over them and their families. 
There are no people like the Lord's 
portion, and there is no god in com- 
parison with Lord God of Israel. 

As an interpreter of dreams and 
visions greatly did Daniel excel. Neb- 
uchadnezzar the greatest kmg in his 
day, dreamed dreams. Jn^this day a 
man has dreams and visions of the 
night is not considered FAMOUS, yet 
God hath in all ages sealed instruc- 
tion by visions and dreams of the 
night . Nebuchadnezzar dreamed 
dreamsy. .Many of the great men of 
earth iiavc Ix'cii warned in dreams. 
The fathers, the prophets, the apostles 
of God, Paul, Peter, John and 
many others were warned in dreams. 

Nebuchadnezzar dreamed and it 
went from him, nor could he tell it. 
He called on his astrologers and wise 
men to interpret his dreams. They 
say unto him, tell us the dream and 
we will tell you the interpretation. 
The king tells them the thing is gone 
from him. Men will state something 
as an interpretation, and you do not 
know whether it is the true interpre- 
tation or not. It may sound like it 
might do. Those claiming the gift of 
interpretation will appear ready lo 
tell the meaning if you will tell the 
dream. 

The king said, it is gone from me. 
But if you will tell me what I dream- 
ed then I will know that you can tell 
the meaning of it^ They were a set 
of pretenders. The king learned that 
they were humbugs. He told them if 
they did not tell him what he had 
dreamed that he would have them all 
put to death. 

The decree goes out to slay all of 
these men. When the executioner 
comes to kill them Daniel, who was 
numbered with them, asks why there 



108 



ZION'S LANDMAEK. 



is such haste J liie executioner tells 
Daniel of the king's decree. Daniel 
asks for time, and he and his fellows 
asks the revealer of secrets to show 
them what the king had dreamed. It 
was revealed by the God of heaven K) 
Daniel in slumbers of the night. Then 
Daniel blest the Uod of heaven for 
showing such seerets to men. Daniel 
is brought before the king and tells 
him what he had dreamed. The king 
knew at once that was what he had 
dreamed. He fell down before Dan- 
iel and acknowledged that the (iod of 
Daniel is the true God of heaven, and 
he commanded sweet odours to be 
given, and honors ascribed unto him,. 

AVhile the king could not recall nor 
remember what he had dreamed, and 
it troubled him, yet as soon as Dan- 
iel told it the king knew it was of 
God, and that G.od was in Daniel of a 
truth, and he fell down and woi'sliiii- 
ped the God of heaven in the i)ro])het. 

This is a most wonderful vision tli.it 
God showed to the king. 

It was in the image or form of a 
man representing the kingdoms v 
this world. It embodies much history. 
I'n a few words there is more told of 
the history of nations to the end of 
the world, or for many generations, 
reaching to the end of time than one 
can ever write or learn of divine truth 
from men, xmless God seals it to his 
instruction. 

Here is a type of gospel preaching. 
Paul says, if one is preaching the 
truth, and one feeling he is unlearn- 
ed comes into the assembly, and hears 
one speaking of the truth it will tell 
his own case so clearly to him that 
be will feel that the God of heaven is 
in him of a truth, and will fall down 
I worship, and own that God is in 
this inter])reter of a truth. But one 
must first have the vision cansin-^ 
this distress, and then he will own 
that he is preaching the truth, and 



will own it and love it. 

But that such preaching or teach- 
ing would seem as idle tales or fool- 
ishness unto one that had never seeji 
the vision. 

The woman at Jaeob's well knew 
the speaker was Jesus because he told 
her all tliat had ever been in her 
heart, or all things she had ever 
done. 

What wonderful visions does God 
give. In many different forms they 
come to us. In this case an image ap- 
pears witii a head of gold, breast and 
arms are of silver, his belly and l;is 
thiglis of brass, his legs of iron, ins 
feet part of iron and part of clay. 

This was a terrible image that 
stood before the king that he might 
know the thoughts of his heart. Docs 
not one know naturally what are the 
thoughts of his own heart and he a 
great king too? No: he does not 
know them. But Avhen God shows a 
man what he is, and turns him to de- 
struction, and says, return ye children 
of men, then that man knows that 
nothing is hid from God, and that God 
can do every thing, and that no 
thought of the heart can be withhold- 
en from him. That will cause this one 
to worship and give glory to God, and 
to have no confidence in the flesh. Tlie 
woman at Jacob's well said to her 
people, "Come, see a man Avhich told 
me all things that ever I did. Is not 
this the Christ?" How. sweet and 
blessed it is to have confidence in God, 
feeling that He does all his pleasure 
in the army of heaven, and among the 
inhabitants of earth. God does all his 
pleasure in heaven and in earth. it 
does not mean that wicked men and 
devils purpose to do the will of God. 
They mean it for evil. Wickcdiu'ss 
proceeds from the wicked* — not from 
God. Yet God makes the wrath of 
mSin praise him, and restrains the 
remainder of wrath. 



AXON'S LANDMARK. 



109 



The king could not tell what he had 
Areamed, but when Daniel told it the 
king knew that was the truth, and he 
had no doubt but that Daniel gave 
the ti'ue interpretation of it. Just as 
when God quickens the sinner dead 
in trespasses and in sins, then there 
is a knowledge given him he did not 
have before, nor can he understand it 
until God makes it plain ; then he 
loves and Avorships God, 

The image of this wonderful crea- 
ture embodies tlie great kingdoms of 
earth, the Babylonian, the Persian, the 
Greek and the Koman. The composi- 
tion of the Koman kin<rdoni ])art iron 
and part clay, and tlic ton tdi s of this 
strength and wv;ikncss. niul llir great 
weiglit of it all crusliing this weak- 
ened substance personifies these great 
kingdoms in which time a stone cut 
out of the mounaitn without hands, 
and it broke in pieces all these king- 
doms, commencing at the feet, and all 
of these powers were finally destroy- 
ed, it nuittt'i-("(l not whether they were 
of chiy, or .i-oii, brass, silver or gold, 
the coiiiiiig of .Icsus, the stone cut out 
of the iiK.iiMlaiii without hands, or 
withoiil agency, or aid of mm. 

.shall iiici'ciist' iji glory and power un- 
til it fills the Avhole earth, and all 
tlicse worldly powers and priaci^jlcs 
sliall crumble and fade away, and 
•I' siis shall be great to the ends of the 
rarth. 

'I'he clay and iron in the toes of this 
image denotes the weakness of the 
iiiiiigo, for a party is no stronger than 
its weakest part. There may be iron, 
I 'lass, silver and gold, but the clay 
li;is the element of weakness in it. 
The feet are the foundation on which 
tlir image stands, and there is not 
St length in that which turns to waste 
and perish in this image. But the 
TIIIBD stone, the chief corner stone, 
elect and precious has the strength of 
eternal youth, the brightness of God's 



glory, and the express imi.ge of his 
person. He must reign until all enem- 
ies are brought under his power. He 
shall make an end of sin and abolish 
death. 

P. D. G. , 



STRENGTHENED WITH ALL 
mGHT. Col. 1:11. 

The inward strengthening is not thi; 
strength of physical force, mere 
brute force, or giant force, such as 
Goliath was trusting in, or that the 
natural carnal man trustsi in. It is 
not the force or strength of physical 
training, such as base-ball players, 
exult in, or such as boxers display. ]t 
is not the strength that armies of men 
that drill or engage in battle, exer- 
cise in or tlepfiul ui>oii. It is not that 
state of preparedness that nations re- 
sort to consisting of great outlays of 
money, forts, arms and armor that 
men use. 

This is strengthening the INNER 
j\LAN, not the outer or natural man 
of the flesh, or that is born of the 
flesh. "That he would grant you, ac- 
cording to the riches of his glory, to 
be strengthened with might by his 
Spirit in the inner man; that Christ 
may dwell in your hearts by faith." 
Eph. 3 :16-17. 

"I can do all things through Christ 
which strengthens me. For my 
strength is made perfect in weak- 
ness." 2nd Cor. 12:9. 

The strength then is not in any 
sense the strength of man, or of num- 
bers. It is the strength of Christ. 
Nor can man have that strength while 
he is trusting in self. When I am 
weak then am I strong. 

What sort of strcngtli is this, and 
how is it dis])layf(l. ft is the strength 
of ChT-ist. Streiigllieiicd with all 
niiglil, accoiding to his j.lorious pow- 
er, unto all patience and long suffer- 



110 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



ing with joyfulncss. 

Who could sec any strength in 
Christ, according to lhc Hcsh lie 
s])akc and it was done. Jt is not by 
nujiiil, nor hy power, hut niy si)irit 
saith the l.oi-d. In the grave he rest- 
ed in hope. He abolished death in 
dying. He led eaptivily eai)tive. As 
the Philistines eould not find where 
Samson's strength lay, as the enemies 
of Jesus eould not tind how he did 
sueli mighty works, ;is excellency of 
s])eeeh is not a s])iritual weapon, iH»r 
Avorldly wisdom, mir leariung, as not 
l)y might, nor b\' nower, but by the 
-wisdom of <Mi(b-a power confouiuling 
all fleshly glorying is the patienee 
and lon-snftei'ing of (iod shown. It 
takes away malice, evil si)eaking, it 
brings forgiveness, eompassion, it 
humbles ju-ide. 

We see a dis])lay of it in the suf- 
fering of -lob. When the purpose of 
God was displayed it showed the 
malice of .|,;l)-s enemies, as well as 
that he could pray for them. Tlu' 
children of (Iod ar<' purged by aflflie- 
lions. also the malice of such as false- 
ly accuse the fnll,,wers of the Honl is 
shown. It is also loi- the destruetion 
of the llesh, that the l.sraelite may be 
saved in tli- day of the Lord Jesus. 

AVhen the love of the Father's cor- 
I'ectin^' rod i'alls on ;is it causes an in- 
ward heai't searching eiuiuiry to rise 
up, and distressing vit ws of our v'^e- 
ness seizes lis. We confess to the 
Lord with siiame our view of our- 
selves. Then (iod's glory and holin".-s 
are behind and felt as they never were 
before to us. 

In the fninace of atfliction our de- 
ceitful stivu-th is turned into self- 
loathin- and (;(mI alone is exalted, the 
glory ol tile Lord ap|)ears, ami Ave 
are st i-ei .gt lieiied with u:]-/hA by his 
]>OAver ill ihe inner man. Hy the 
strcngi'i <.i Jesus we ar. ( iialiled tr- 



rejoice in tribulation. We lay aside 
all anger, wrath, malice, and with 
joyfulness and love of God we are 
changed from the flesh to the spirit, 
and the fi'uit of the spirit is shown in 
the new man, for the fruit of the spir- 
it is love, joy, i)eaee, long suflt'eriug, 
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, 
temperance. 

AVe love those in whom we see this 
new man put on. We are to put on tlie 
iK'w man which is renewed ia 
knowledi-e after the image of hiui 
that created him. Put on therefore as 
the elect of God holy and beloved 
bowels of mercies, kindntss, humble- 
ness of mind, meekn.-.^s long suffer 
ing, forbearnig o!.e auoliier, and for- 
giving one another, if any man have a 
quarrel against any: even as Christ 
forgave you so also do ye. 

This is doing all things through 
Christ which strengthens you. 

P. D. G. 



WHERE IS THE HEAVEN OF 
HEAVENS AND WHO WH.L 
INHERIT IT? 

The Hebrews acknowledged three 
heavens. Is^. Tl;e aerial re<.'ion near- 
est the earth. i'juL The tirmament 
above the eart'i where the ])laneLS are 
tixed, and third, the abode of t)ie 
Supreme Being and of angels. Paul 
said he knew a man to be caught u;) 
into tbie third heaven. Where God is, 
is heaven, his presence makes heaven- 
ly places. 

David said, "In thy presence is ful- 
ness of joy ; at thy right hand there 
are pleasures forever more." 

We know God, only by revelation, 
and only in this way does one obtain 
a correct knowledge of heaven. Tlio 
most High dwelleth not in temples 
made with hands. 

By the mouth of the projihet he said. 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



111 



"heaven is my throne." The hearts 
of his saints are said to be the temple 
of the living God. 

The Saviour said to his diseiples, 
"the kingdom of God is within you. ' 

"For we know that if our earthly 
house of this tabernacle were dis- 
solved, we have a building of (Jod, an 
house not made with hands, eternal 
in the heavens." 

This building or city is described 
by inspiration in the 21st chapter of 
Kev. 

If the spirit of Him that raised 
Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he 
that raised up Christ from the dead 
;-hall also quicken your mortal bodies 
by his spirit which dwelleth in you. 
The Saviour said, "The time is com- 
ing when all that are in their graves 
shall come forth, they that have done 
good, to the resurrection of life, and 
they that have done evil to the resur- 
rection of damnation. 

The Saviour said to Nicodemus, 
"except a man be born again he can- 
not see the Kingdom of God. Man's 
first birth is of a corruptible seed, the 
srcond, of an incorruptible seed, and 
will abide forever. 

'Hie first man Adam was of the 
•arth earthy, but was made a living 

The last Adam a quickening spirit, 
r,he Lord from heaven. The whole hu- 
laan race fell in their federal head, 
the first man. All were conceived in 
sin and born in iniquity. Darkness 
covered the earth and gross darkness 
tlie people, hence man is in a kingdom 
of darkness and under the dominion 
of salan, the king of darkness. The 
world by wisdom has never, nor will 
r\( r know God. 

IIow are we to obtain heaven? Not 
by works of righteousness which we 
have done, but according to his mercy 
h« saved us, by the washing of re- 



generation, and renewing of the Holy 
*>()d iialli made Clirist wis- 
dom, riyiitcuusn'--ss, saiuM ilicni iou 
who knew no sin, to be sin fur lus peo- 
ple, tliat they might be made the 
righteousness of God in him. Blessed 
is the man to whom the Lord will not 
impute sin. 

Christ's righteousness is imputed 
to his people and their sins are put 
upon him. There is none other name 
under heaven given among men, 
whereby we must be saved. 

The righteousness of unregener- 
ated persons is, by the mouth of the 
prophet, compared to filthy rags, and 
the sanu' writer says the natural man 
if full of wounds, l>niises. and putri- 
fying sores from liead to foot. 

I think tlie prophet here refers to 
false religion. The apostle Paul said 
"The carnal mind is enmity against 
God ; for it is not subject to the law 
of God, neither indeed can he." Again, 
"the natural man understndeth not 
the things of the spirit of God, neither 
can he know them, for they are spir- 
itually discerned." 

There is a way, an high way : the 
unclean shall not pass over it : but it 
shall be for those : the way-faring 
men though fools, shall not err there- 
in. Christ is this way, the only way 
from earth to heaven. He lifted \^^ 
his eyes to heaven and said, Father, 
the hour is come : glorify thy Son, 
that thy Son also may glorify thee : 
As thou hast given him power over 
all flesh, that he should give eternal 
life to as' many as thou hast given 
him. And this is life eternal, that 
they might know thee the only true 
(iod, and Jesus Christ whom thou lias 

P. D. G. 



We print your Minaten, Book and 
Job Work at ihort notice and with 
aefttneM and deapatch. 



112 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



Obituaries. 

JANE I'i'TT.MAN ALFOKD. 

Jane rittiiian Alford was born in 
Edgecombe County, but the date of 
her birth is unknown. 

She was married to Edward Alford 
and to this union wer? born eight chil- 
dren. 

Sister Alford died Sept. 11th, I'Jll, 
being near eighty years old. 

She joined Lawrence Primitive bap- 
tist church in Edgecombe County, 
August 1874, and was bai)tized by 
lender William Bell. Sister Alford 
was a humble christian and always 
filled her seat at church as long as 
her health would permit. 

She lost her sight in her old age 
and coiild not get about much. 

I visited her in her affliction and 
she was strong in the faith and told 
me she wanted to die. She said she 
wanted to be buried at Lawrence's 
Church. 

Her wish was carried out and her 
funeral was preached by her pastor. 

W. B. STRICKLAND. 
Ilobgood, N. C. 



IDA CAUSEY BROWN. 

By request I will try to write the 
obituary of Mrs. Ida Causey Brown. 
She was born May 15th, 1879 and 
died July 14th, 1915, making her stay 
on earth thirty-six years. 

She was the daughter of Frank and 
IMargaret Causey. She was married 
to J. D. Brown, Jan. 10th, 1900. To 
this union were born five children. Be- 
sides these she leaves her husband, 
two brothers and a host of relatives 
and friends to mourn their loss. 

We have a blessed hope that our 
loss is her eternal gain. 



jMrs. Brown was not a member of 
any church but was a firm believer in 
the Primitive Baptist faith. 

She was a kind and atfeetionate 
wife, a loving mother and a loyal 
friend. None knew her but to love 
her. We miss her so much but we 
try to bow in huudjle submission and 
say: "Thy will be done." 

She has finished her course and we 
hope she is enjoying a crown of 
righteousness laid up for her. 

"Oh the tender love of Mother — 
What can w.ith it compare? 
Always careful, ever hopeful, 
Helping us our burdens bear." 

"Sad and lonely is our home; 
Pale in death our loved one lies. 
She has left her earthly mansion 
For a home beyond the skies." 

J. E. P. 

Tarboro, N. G. 



W. N. PATTERSON. 

After a brief illness, W. N. Patter- 
son departed this life) — June 17th, 
1915, at his home in Danville, Va. The 
deceased was born in Pittsylvania 
County, but spent most of his life in 
this city. 

He leaves a wife and five children, a 
father, mother, five brothers and 
three sisters to mourn their loss. 

He was not connected with any 
church, but was a great bible reader 
and a sincere believer in the doctrine 
held by Primitive Baptists. 



EBSOLUTIONS 

Resolutions on the death of Elder 
T. A. Walton: 

Whereas, God in His wise provi- 
dence and infinite wiadom, has re- 
moved from our church our beloved 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



113 



pastor, Elder T. A. Walton, and 
whereas, our church in his death has 
lost a most faithful pastor and one of 
its truest, wisest, and noblest coun- 
selors, in view of our great loss be it 

Resolved, first: That we extend 
our heartfelt sympathy and sincere 
prayer to his wife and son, and other 
members of his family in their great 
bereavement. 

Resolved, second: That a copy of 
these resolutions be forwarded to his 
wife, that they be recorded upon the 
church minutes and sent to the Land- 
mark and Law Counsel for publica- 
tion. 

.My order of Mt. Ararat church in 
Pitts. Co., Va. 

M,. H. TOMPKINS, 

Clerk. 



J. J. SHIELDS. 

By request I write the obituary of 
our much beloved brother, J. J. 
Shields, who died April 26th, 1910, 
being 58 years old. 

He was born in Pittsylvania County 
Virginia, but has been a resident of 
Danville, Va., for about 20 years, 
where he has many friends. 

Brother Shields had been afflicted 
for 3 years and had to go to chtirch 
on crutches. He made a living for 
his family and gave them a good 
home. He was married twice. His 
first wife was Miss Susie Matthews, 
who died 20 years ago. The following 
children survive this union: W. C. 
Shields, Mrs. I. J. Finch and Mrs. N. 
H. Fergerson. His second vnfe who 
was ]\Iiss Hhoda Patterson is now liv- 
ing. 

Brother Shields was an active mjem- 
ber of Malmaison Primitive Baptist 
church, and was a firm believer in 
salvation through grace. 

In all his sufferings he manifested a 
strong and abiding trust in God, 



I had the pleasure of visiting him 
many times and during his last illness 
I tried to comfort him in my feeble 
way. I feel sure that Brother Shields 
is one of the redeemed who will sing 
the new song in the home eternal. 

We can say that our loss is his 
gain. 

He was a kind, true and loving hus- 
band and a good father, and was 
loved and respected by all who knew 
him. 

As a father he moved among his 
children day by day rehabilitating 
them with a consciousness of the 
reality of life, its purposes, its prog- 
ression and in consiunmation herebv, 
gradually but surely imbedding into 
their lives a store from, which they 
might draw inspiring usefullness all 
along the path-way of life. 

As a member of the church he was 
faithful, gentle and meek and rested 
in the assurance of his hope being suf- 
ficient, as one knowing in whom he 
believed. He was paralized a few days 
before he died. He said much to com- 
fort his family, saying he believed 
the Lord was with him. He smiled as 
though looking into the faee of Jesus 
and passed away gently into the 
calimness that comes to those who 
sleep in Jesus. 

"Jesus can make the dying bed 
Soft as downy pillows are. 
While on his breast i' lean my head 
And breath my life out sweetly there." 

J. H. DIX, 

Danville, Va. 



WILLIAM B. SIMMONS. 

Departed this life Jan. 1st, 1915, at 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis. 

He lived to the ripe old age of 
ninety-seven, and was loved b^ alj 
who knew hin;, 



114 



ZION'S LANDMAKK- 



Hrotlirr Simmons had liceu in di.'- 
clinin-' licallh i'nv sonu' Imie bin 
si'cmcd hri-htrr ui) niitil a i'c'W days 
bolon- his (h^alh. 

Bi'othcr Simmons was a member ot 
Malmaison Trimitive Ihijitist ehureli. 

lie was married to MisS .Malimhi 
Wood, who A\as a lova])le christian 
N\,.ma.'i ul the rrnnilive faitth, but did 
not join the elMirell. 

To this union wei'e born 4 daugli- 
Ici-s and one son; Mrs. Sarah llod- 
uelt, Mi's. Mary Lewis, .Mrs. W. T. 
Payne, .Mrs. N'ir^inia Brandon and 
Mr. \V. 'I. Simmons. 

'Thou fshalt sh'ep but in)t forever, 
••There shall be a e-h)ri(,ns dawn. 
" We shall meet to part no never 
"On tliat resurrection nu)rn." 

LOLA HIXKS. 

Danville, Va. 



THOMAS H. BRU.AIL^IELI). 

IJrothor BrumHeld -was born in 
Bittsylvania Oonidy. Virginia, ^Nlay 
:!()th,"l83(). 

He was paralized in l!tlO and died 
An-nst 21st, 1!)1.'), a-ed 7!) y.'ars, 2 
monlhs ami 20 days. 

Our beloved brother in the faith, 
Avas a sincere Baptist, believinpr in 
sah al ion by "race alone. 

For a tnnnber of years he lived a 
t'onsistant mendic- of AVhitethorn 
chni'cli. where he served as clerk 
faith fully and iiT'omj)tly as long as his 
health would admit. 

The church extends its sympathy to 
the bereaved family. 

Done by order of the church. 
Written by 

F. T. BRUMFTELD. 
Whittles Depot, Va. 



TIME TO PAY UP. 

The Landmark has been behind 
on account of trouble with help 



and machinery in our plant. We 
are now working hard to catch it 
up and hope to have it on time in 
short while. In the meantime we 
trust our subscribers in arrears 
will remit what they are due. 
Quite a number of them are be- 
hind two or three years and we 
have been patient with them on 
account of the hard times through 
the South since the war, but there 
is no good reason at this time 
why they should not promptly 
pay up. 

We need the money and need it 
badly and we hope they will 
promptly respond to this appeal. 

P. D. GOLD, 

Wilson, N. 0. 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS PALLING 



Save your Hair! Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderlne right now — Also 
stops Itching scalp. 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair is mute evidence of a neglected 
scalp; of dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of its lustre, its strength and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverlsh- 
ness and itching of the scalp, which 
If not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and die — then the 
hair falls out fast. A little Danderlne 
tonight — now — any time — will surely 
save your hair. 

Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's 
Danderlne from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lets 
of it if you will just try a little Dan- 
derlne. Save your hair! Try it! 



Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Sanatarivim, located at 513 
]Vlain St., St. Joseph, Mo., *lias pub- 
lished a b(!f)k showing the deadly ef- 
fect of the tobacco habit, and how it 
can be stojiped in three to five days. 

As they are distribul inp' this book 
free, any one Avanting- a copy shoidd 
send their name and address at ouce. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



115 



ELDERS W. R. CRAFT AND J. W. 
Y/YATT. 

Kobersonviile — bat. aud 1st Sunday 
ia Febi-uary. 
Bear Grass— Monday. 
Great Swamp — Tuesday. 
\Vashmgton— Wednesday. 
.\iorattock— Thursday. 
J amesville*-Friday. 
fc,.kevvarkey— Sal. und 2nd Sunday. 
Sprhig Green — i\louday. 
liamilton — Tuesday. 
Conoho — Wednesday . 
Hobgood — Thursday. 
Deep Creek — Friday. 
Kehukee— Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 
Williams— Monday. 
Whitakers — Tuesday. 



Free Fruit Trees. 

Owing to the curtaUing of our ex- 
port iratle and otlier causes, we have 
a surplus oi aboui I,i.)n,iHrtj trun, 
shatle, oinaiiuMiTal liees. vines and 
plants, the Iniest sux k we ha\e evei- 
grown. '1 o tlispuse ui tins suri)lus ;'s 
rapidly as imssible we have cut our 
regular pricei in halt and will prepay 
tne freight on all orders aiiiouiuiny; 
to >f:o or o\er. In addition to the 
above diseount we are going to give 
absoluely free, •")()() Oklahoma Beauty 
Peach. .".110 Vdunii's Number 'One 
[''•acli. .'.(ID r.r:iui\ \\ni'l(t Ajjplo trees 
and Id.iHiii ( ,rceiisi>i),-(i favorite 



IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, 

FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look Mother! If tongue is coated, 
cleanse little bowels with "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs." 



Mothers can rest easy after giving 
"California Syrup of Figs," because in 
a few hours all the clogged-up waste, ' 
sour bile and fermenting food gently 
moves out of the bowels, and you have 
a well, playful child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to 
take this harmless "fruit laxative." 
Millions of mothers keep it handy be- 
cause they know Its action on the 
stomach, liver and bowels is prompt 
and sure. . J 

Ask your druggist for a 50-cent hot- i 
tie of "California Syrup of Figs," which 
contains directions for babies, children , 
of all ages and for grown-ups. 



Tob ceo Irlabit Bani'ihed. i 
n 48 to 72- hours. No craviii'j T > 
ceo in ;:ny form after first doM'.j 
iiiinnless, no habit forming drugs. I 
.Satisfactory results guaranteed in, 
every ease. Write Newell rharmacal! 
Co., Dept. W), St. Louis, I\Io., for Froe! 
Booklet, "Tobacco Redeemer" and 
positive proof. ' 



rawhei 
ch $1.1 



•chi 



as follows: Willi 
your, choice of 
, to tlwi amount' of 
l)cf(ii-e this gift 
I h. \- include the 



Special discount to Ministers: 

will allow .Miuistei's an addili 
discount of iifiy per ccii1.. IVoiii al 
on fruit trees and fniit plants foi' t 
homes. 

Write today for price list and 
ther jiarlieulais. Don 1 delay. \U 
enee: Bradstr 
' ei- investigate 



We 



ir have youi' haiik- 
Greensboro Nurs- 



eries, John A. Young & So 
Box A, Greensboro, N. C. 



FROST PROOF 

CABBAGE PLANTS 




Dutch. By e,\i.r.-,.- 

Sle thousand. Three to five tlmu m 
to ten thousand 75c. Tost pa i ,i . h i , 

W. L. KIVETT, 
High Point, 



N. C. 



Subscribe to The Landmark. 



iilON'S LANDMABi^. 



ELDERS P. W. WILLIARD AND 
McMlLIAN. 

Burlington — Feb. 14 at niglit. 
Durham — 15. 
Conteutnea — 16. 
Wilson — 17. 
Falls— 18. 

Upper Town Creek— 19 and 20. 

Lower Town Creek — 21. 

Tarboro — 22. 

Cross Roads — 23. 

Robersonville — 24,. 

Spring Green — 25. 

Skewarkey — 2G. 

Flat Swamp — 27. 

Bear Grass — 28. 

Smith wicks Creek — 29. 

Great Swamp — Alarch 1. 

Tysons — 2. 

Meadow — 3. 

Farmville— 4 and 5. 

Mewbornst — 6. 

Nahunta — 7. 

Goldsboro — 8. 

Smithfteld— 9.. 

Four Oaks — 10. 

Benson — 11. 

Clement — 12. 

Fellowship— 13. 

Coats— 14. 



"FIFTY YEARS AMONG THE BAI^- 
TISTS. 
Dear Brother Gold: — 
I'lease allow me to say in the Land- 
mark that I have a few copies of Bene- 
dicts "Fifty Years Among the Bap- 
tists," that I will mail (postage paid) 
to any point in the U. S. for only $1. 
per copy. Every one knows what this 
book is worth to every student of Bap- 
tist history. 

Mail all orders to, 

A. H. RODEN, 

Glen Rose, Texas. 



To Mothers. 

Don't fear croup. Keep a jar of 
Motlier'w Jo.v Salve in the house. It 
will rrlieve croup and break up a cold 
in ten minutes. Made from pure 
f( Joose Grease, mutton suit and other 
healing' ijngredven'ts. It never fails. 
If you or your child have a cough, 
just take a teaspoonful and go to bed, 
and your cough stops at once. For 
croui), rub the chest, then put it on a 
rag and tie it aroung the throat and 
go to bed. In the morning you will 
feel like a thoroughbred. If your 
merchant does not have it, send \is 
twenty-five cents and get a large jar. 
Goose Grease Co., Greensboro, N. C. 



Lime Medication 

In Tuberculosis 

In the New York Medical Record of December 
S. 19l4.Dr.John North, of Toledo, says: 'Ihave 
come to the conclusion that one of the most 
prominent causes (of tuberculosis) Is 'Ume 
starvation.' • In all cases of Incipient tubercu- 
losis t here Is a deficiency of calcium. Many do 
not eat food containing ei '- '■ — * ' *- 

Eckman's Alterative s 

trial in such cases, because 

gredlentsla calcium (lime), in such combina- 
tion Willi other remedial ageuis as to be 
easily assimilated by the average person. 

Where its use is combined with properdiet, 
fresh air and hygienic living conditions, we be- 
lieve it will prove beneficial in any case of tu- 



T»lue and refer 

ECKfl 

S3 N. Seventh St. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS. 

Last summer my health became 
rery poor. 1 went to ]\Ioore's Miner- 
al Springs, .n Stokes County, N. C, 
remaining there iibout 12 days, 1 re 
turned iiome well. 

This water acts on the blood, the 
skin, the bowels, kidneys, stoiuacli, 
catarrh, &c. 

I gladly recommend this water to 
the sick. Hotel open winter and sniii- 
mer. Watei shipped from Rural Hall, 
N. C, at $1.50 per case of 12 half ^'al- 
iens and cases to be returned in 30 
days. P. D. G. 



Send us your Job Printing. 



ZtON^S LANDMARK- 



ill 




name, address 
ar J a 2-cci.t camp 
will I rir g to you tlii:; 
hcndscme calendar. 
This cliorming gi: i 
v'cs painted espe- 
cially for us and we have hcd tl 3 picture 
exquisitely reproduced in 16 colors. 
If you would lihe to read some i ■iterc-.tin^ 
f«cU. amk for The Romance ofC^ca-Col^ 
THS CX)CA-COLA CO. ATI. AIvJT A GA 



O. C. DAXIEL.S, M. D. 
Specialist 
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. 

Borden Building, Goldsboro, N. C. 



Send us your Job Work. 



For Emergency Use. 

Every well regulated family should 
keep on hand a jar of Mentholatum. 

Its uses are various, because it is 
an 'excellent antiseptic and germicide 
and also a delicate counter irritant — 
just the thing needed for scald.s, 
burns, bruises, sprains, chapped skin, 
insect bites and stings. 

Mentholatum is a combination of 
volatile ax'omatic oils with a heavier 
base. 

In the case of scalds and burns the 
heavy base keeps out the air, a very 
necessary condition. 

The lighter aromatic oils disinfect 
the surface and protect it from infec- 
tion from without. 

The lighter oils also set up a deli- 
cate counter irritation which seems 
to draw thesoreness out of the injured 
part, reducing the iuHammatiou and 
encouraging rapid recovery. 

For this reason it is very much used 
for colds, sore throat, catarrh, and 
croup. 



10 CENT "CASCAEETS" 

FOR LIVER AND BOWELS 



Cure Sick Headache, Constlpatloiv 
Biliousness, Sour Stomach, Bad 
Breath — Candy Cathartic. 



No odds how bad your liver, etoto- 
ach or bowels; how much your head 
aches, how miserable you are from 
constipation, indigestion, biliousneae 
and sluggish bowels — you always get 
relief with Cascarets. They imme- 
diately cleanse and regulate the stom- 
ach, remove the sour, fermenting food 
and foul gases; take the excess bile 
from the liver and carry off the con- 
stipated waste matter and poison 
from the intestines and bowels. A 
Ift-cent box from your druggist will 
keep your liver and bowels clean; 
stomach sweet and head clear for 
month& They work wbile you sleein 



The next session of the Mill Branch 
Union is to be held with the church at 
Simpson Creek. 



CLEANSE THE BLOOD 

AND _AyOID DISEASE 

When your blood is impure, weak, 
tliiii and debilitated, your system 
becomes susceptible to any or all 
diseases. 

Put your blood in good condition. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla acts directly 
and peculiarly on the blood— it puri- 
fies, enriches and revitalizes it and 
builds up the whole system. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla has stood the 
test of forty years. Get it today. 
It is sure to help you. 



SEND IT IN. 
Send us your printing. We do any and 
all kinds. 

P. D. OOLD, 



Renew Yonr 
Heaith ^ 

At Nature s Fountain 

Without the Expense and 
Loss of Time JNecessary 
For a Visit to the Spring- 



THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of prac- 
tically every man and woman when their di- 
festive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human 
■kill. In fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are 
the cases which physicians call "stub- 
born" and 'chronic" for the reason that 
tlioj persist in spite of drug treatment. 1 
do not refer to incurable diseases such as 
cancer and consumption, but to that larger 
clasB of functional disorders which we meet 
•very day, where the organs of digestion 
and elimination are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physi- 
elajoB and our big city specialists send 
thair wealthy patients to the mineral 
springe where, in the great majority of 
cases tlMf are permanently restored or 
decidedly beneflted. But what about the 
poor man who has not the money or the 
busy man or woman who cannot spend the 
time to s^end several weeks or pos- 
sibly months at a health resort? Shall 
circumstances deny them the restoration 
to health which Nature has provided? 
Read my answer in the coupon at the bot- 
tom of this page. 

I have the utmoat confidence in the 
Shiviir Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thous- 
ands of friends in all parts of Am.erica 
and even in foreign cou* tries, whose 
faces I have never seen. Yet I count 
.hem my friends, for the Shivar 
Spring water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health do 
not hesitate to accept my offer which has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
on the coupon. If you «ould read the 




letters that come to me daily, numbering 
about ten thousand a year, and the vast 
majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that 1 make 
this offer displaying my absolute confidence 
in the restorative powers of Shivar Mineral 
Water. 

INDIGESTION 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders .".nd all ity train f horri- 
fying phenomena lor t-everal months. 1 had 
lived on milk, oOit osgs, blircdded wheat, a 
very insufliciunt diet lor an active working 
man, and, of course, from disoate and star- 
vation was in a very low state ol' nervous 
vitality and general debiii;y. I ordered ten 
gallons of your Mineral Waier which I used 
continuously, reordering when necessary, 
and in four months frainoJ twenty-nine 
pounds, was: strong ai\d periecUy well, and 
have worked practically every d; - since. 
It acts as a general renovator of tlse system. 
I prescribe it in my t ractioe. and It has in 
every instance had tlio dc-iied effects. It 
is essenlial to u: c t'lii,: '.. pior In as large 
quantities as po ' ' I'lw-oi-iies are 



liar:p 



thai 



mencod io i - 

for four woe' 

feel better ri 

twenty-five : 

this Water to anv i ': ..; 

of any character, and tru^y 

cure uicer C the stomach. 

this voluntarily and trust U i 



hands of many who are so unfortunate as 

to be affiicteil with indigestion and nervous 



(J. V. XKUil i, 

President Unity Cotton Mills. 
DYSPEPSIA 
Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many years I suffered with stomach 
Iroubie as a direct result of asthma. I 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and spent quite a large sum of 
money" in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever, I had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, but by accident 
I happeLcd to get hold of one of your book- 
lets, and decided to try Sliivar Spring Wa- 
ter. After drinking the water for about 
three weeks I was entirely relieved, and 
since that time have sufiered but little in- 
convenience from my trouble. I cheerfully 
recommended the use of your Wr.ter to any 
one that may be suffering from stomach 
trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Seldon Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to tell yen that your 
Water has been a great benefit. I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wlfts says It 
has helped me more than anything; else I 
ever tried. I havo been, for thirty >sars, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. H. ROWE, 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM 

Leeds, S. C. 
I h»Te tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic Indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nerroaa and sick headaches, and find that it 
ha« acted nicely In each case, and I lelleve 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
tlm« will produce a permanent cure. It 
will purify the blood, relieve debility, stlmu- 
lat« the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them In throwing oflf all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, G. C. 
I suffered with indlbestion and kidney 
trouble, and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am walking without any crutch 
and Improving daily. Indipo-tion much re- 
Hoved. I wish I could write Shivar Spring 
Water in the sky fo that the world could 
Mcome accjualntci with it. 

MRS. THEO. KUKER. 
BILIOUSNESS 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervou.s 
break-down, I have suffered with a liver 
so torpid that ordinary remedies were ab- 
wlutely powerless. Under such circum- 
stances, I came to Shivar Spring, and began 
drinking the Water. Upon advice, however 
the first nl^ht • ;ool' i laxative' the second 



Bight a milder one. Slmee thea I hare tak- 
en none at all. The effect of the water has 

been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirit is 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the Water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. 

S. A. DERIEUX. 
RENAL AND CYSTIC 

Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that 1 would have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using this water only a few days, I am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 

J. P. D. 

High Point, N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife has had a bad kidney trouble 
for several years. She has been using the 
water only about three weeks and it has 
already made her a new woman. Her color 
is much improved her appetite is all that 
she could wish for, her digestion seems to 
be perfect. We give Shivar Springs credit 
for it all. T. G. S. 

GALLSTONES 

GreenvHle, S. C. 

Shii^ar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gallstones, or, I might say, It snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the Water 
she was able to get out of bed, and Is today 
stout and healthy. I hope these few lines 
>vill be of help to some one suffering as my 
mother did. 

W. J. STRAWN. 
Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 
My doctor said I would have to be operat- 
ed on for gallstones, but since I have been 
drinking your Water I haven't had to have 
a doctor. 

W. H. EDWARDS. 



Fill Out This Coupon and Mall It Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, 8. 0. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en- 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give It a fair trial In 
accordance with the Instructions which 
you will send, pnd If I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

Pleaae write distinctly 



120 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Rape's DIapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, 
Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine 
in five minutes. 



If what you just ate Is souring on 
your stomach or lies like a lump of 
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch 
gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, 
heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste 
In mouth and stomach-headache, you 
can get blessed relief in five minutes. 
Put an end to stomach trouble forever 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of 
Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. 
You realize In five minutes how need- 
less It is to suffer from indigestion, 
dyspepsia or any stomach disorder. 
It's the quickest, surest stomach doc- 
tor In the world. It's wonderful. 



75 Copies Left. 

If you want a History of The Bap- 
tist Ministers, order soon. Nearly sold 
out. Price $2.00. 

As long as they last we will send 
this History together with Teodosia 
Ernest, and Ten Days In Search Of 
The Church, at the special price of 
$2.75. 

Books highly endorsed by Primitive 
Baptists every where. Order now 
from editor of this paper, or from 
R. H. PITTMAN, 

Luray, Va. 



0«r AdTOTtlslnc 

eharge sf 

Jacobs & Co., Clinton, S. C^ 

SOLICITING OFFICES: 

New York-118 E. 28th St E. L. Gould 

ChJcagf)-H20 Advertising Bldg...W. B. Porcher 

Detroit— Hotel TuUor C. L. Winn 

St. Louis— 1500 Central Natl. BankBldg.. 

M. E. Gammon 

NashvUle— 1(51 8th Ave. N J. M. Riddle, Jr. 

Atlanta— Wesley Memorial Bldg...J. B. Keough 

Ashevllle, N. C.-421 S. Main St G. H. LIgon 

Philadelphia— 1421 Arch St A. O Danlel 

niclimond, Va.— Murphy Hotel. ..J. W. I.igon 



SEND US YOUU WORK. 

f . D. QOhD PUB. 00., 




A BIGGER CAN 
I A BETTER QUALITY] 

Has no equal for making soap, i 
J and for general household uses. 
I Made in three forms; solid, granu- ' 
I latedand ball. Five and ten cent I 
I cans. Pound can will make fifteen f 
I pounds best quality soap. Insist | 
that your grocer sell you 

MENDLESON'SBESTLYE, 



Sold also in 
bulk for mak- 
ing compost. 

A.MENDLESON'S 
SONS, 

ALBANY. N.Y. 





CABBAGE'PLANTS I 



peraturaof lOdegre 



Our prices by parcel post, postacre paid, are 50 plants for 
20c; 100 for 36c; 600for$L26; 1000 or more at $2.25 per 
1000. • By express charges collect, at $1.50 per 1000. • 
W. C. 6ERATY CQ^ Bm«, Yvnjtea Islwid, S. C. 



MEAT CAUSE OF 
KieNEYTROUBLE 

Take Salts to flush Kidneys if Back 
Hurts or Bladder Bothers. 

If you must have your meat evoiy 
day, eat it, but flush your kiiueys 
with salts occasionally, says a noted 
authority who tells us that meat .iorms 
uric acid which almost paralyzes the 
kidneys in their efforts to ezpel it 
from the blood. They become shigjri.sh 
and weaken, then you suffer with a 
dull misery in the kidney region, 
sharp pains in the back or sick boad- 
ache, dizziness, your stomach sovrs, 
tongue is coated and when the sveathcr 
is bad you have rheumatic twinges. 
The urine gets cloudy, full of sediment, 
the channels often get sore and irri- 
tated, obliging you to seek relief two 
or three times during the night. 

To neutralize these irritating acids, 
to cleanse the kidneys and flush off 
the body's urinous waste get four 
ounces of Jad Salts from any pharm- 
acy here ; take a tablespoonful in a 
glass of water before breakfast for a 
few days and your kidneys will then 
act fine. This famous salts is made 
from the acid of grapes and lemon 
juice, combined with lithia, and has 
been used for generations to flush 
and stimulate sluggish kidneys, also 
to neutralize the acids in urine, so it 
no longer irritates, thus ending blad- 
der weakness. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot in- 
jure, and makes a delightful efferves- 
cent lithia-water drink. 



Commit thy works unto the Lord, 
and thy thoughts shall be established. 



The Lord hath made all things for 
himself: yea, even the wicked for the 
day of ©Til. 



Every one that is proud in heart is 
an abomination to the Lord: though 
hand join in hand, he shall not be un- 
punished. 



Cancer Cured at the Kellam Hospital. 

The record of tha Keram Hospital 
ia witii'ut parallel in history, Uaving 
cured v^lthout tiie use of tbe Knife, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, over ninety 
per cent, of tlie many hundreds of 
sufferers from Cancer which It ha» 
Created during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man an4 wom- 
an in the United States to luow what 
we are doing! KELLAM HOSPITAL. 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond. Va. 
Write for literature. 



All the ways of a man are clean in 
his own eyes; but the Lord weigheiii 
the spirits. 



Warfare in the Blood. 

In the constant struggle of the army 
of phagocytes in the blood against an 
opposing ai-my of bacteria and other 
noxious matter, the element most nec- 
essary in the battle for health in fresh 
air. 

The air supply is received through 
the lungs and respiratory tract. 

When lungs, throat and nostrils are 
engorged by colds, sore throat, croup, 
etc., the air cannot reach the mem- 
branes and through them the blood, 
because of this barrier of engorge- 
ment. 

Hence the phlegm should be loosen- 
ed and thrown off, that the air supply 
to the blood may be araple. 

This object is attained by the liber- 
al use of Mentholatum on chest and 
throat and in the nostrils. 

The volatile aromatics of the Men- 
tholatum encourage the loosening and 
expectoration of the phlegm. 

For this reason Mentholatum is al- 
most indispensable in cases of som 
throat, colds, catarrh and croup, aLm 
effective for chapped hands and lipa. 



Send us your Job Work. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIS1 



A WAY-FARING STRANGER. 
Ibt.— 

I'm a way-faring stranger 

Journeying tlirougli tliis world of 
v.-oe : 

There is no sickness, toil or danger 
ill tliat blight world to wliieli 1 go. 

Chorus. 

I'm guniix \\\i-vr t(i sec tile Father, 
I'm goiiiL; there im iiMii'f to roam, 

I'm just passijiy ovei- .lurdan — 
I'm just going to my home. 

2nd.— 

Now dark elouds are gathering o'er 
me, 

I know the way is rough and steep, 
Hut hcciuteous fields lie just before me 
i^cyond the Jordan dark and deep. 

;Jrd.— 

I lioi)e my sins hit' all forgiven; 
-My thoughts arc lixed on things 
above, 

I'm on my may to yonder heaven 
Where all is peace, and joy and 
love. 

4th.-- 

I'm. going there to meet my loved 
ones. 

They are gathered 'round the 
Father's throne. 
l"m just passing over Jordan — 
I'm just going to my home. 



5th. — 

I want to sing salvation's story 

In concert with that blood bought 
band. 

I want to tell that tale of glory 
When I reach that better land. 

tith.— 

ril soon be free from every trial, 
Tliis body sleejjing in the dust: 
I'll drop tin. cross of self-denial 
And enter in that home of rest. 



There, I'll meet my precious Saviour. 

1 'II sing his praise in heaven above, 
I'm just iiassing over Jordan — 

To enter that sweet home of love. 

Written by 

DAVID FUTRAL. 

Oct. 25, 1914. 



REQUEST TO REPUBLISH. 

Elder P. D. Gold, Dear Sir :— You 
will please I'lul enclosed a piece of 
joetry for leprint. It was printed in 
your paper some where netr 40 years 
ago. My piece is most w^rn ou^. bnc 
it is too good to come to naugh-. 

MRS. TROY DROW.N'. 
Selma, N. C. 

CHURCH-GOING PEOPLE. 

Some people go to church to take a 



12^ 



DION'S iiAlJMAllit. 



walk, 

Some go there to laugh and talk, 
Some go there to make a display, 
Some go there to sing and pray. 

Some go there to aid in the ohoir. 
Some go there with holy desire, 
Some go there to stumble and fall, 
Some go there expecting a call. 

Some go there for weal or woe. 
Some go there to meet their foe, 
Some go there to meet their kin, 
Some go there to commit sin. 

Some go there their money to lend, 
Some go there their money to s]>en'.l, 
Some go there to give a penny. 
Some go there without giving any. 

Some go there to complain and fret, 
Some go there to pay a debt. 

Some go there their God forgetting, 
Some go there money collecting. 

r. ; 

Some go there their God forsaking, 
Some go there for money making. 

Some go there their time to .spend. 

Some go there to meet a fciend. 

Some go there to make fun, 
Some go there to feel undone. 

Some go there in search of pleasure, 
!-'.ome go there for worldly treasure. 

Some go there with land to rent, 
Some go there with hearts content. 
Some <iM there to tell the news, 
Soiii(> there to show fine shoes. 

Some go there to convey a letter. 
Some go tliere to get some better, 
Some go there to halloo and slunit. 
Some go there to be turned out. 

Some go there and whittle sticks. 

Sonic ^(1 thei'c for politics, 

SoiiLc thcr'c to make a trade. 
Some go there for gasconade. 



Some go therfe ior truth and l&vt, 
k^.ome go there to help the poor, 
Some go there and are led astray, 
home go there both night and day. 

Some go tli(>re to get in a muss, 
Some go there to settle a fuss, 

Some go there to greet sweethearts, 
Some go there with aching hearts. 

Some go there to talk of crops, 
Some go there for mutton chops. 
Some go there to be perplexed. 
Some go there with children vexed. 

Some go there to abstain from curs- 
ing, 

Some go there to obtain a blessing. 
Some go there and dip snuff. 
Some go there and take puffs. 

Some go there to weep and cry. 
Some go there to wed and tie. 
Some go there to twist and turn, 
Some go there the fashions to learn. 

Some go there with prizes and plates, 
Some go there to show fine hats. 
Some go there to cause dissensions, 
Some go there with good intentions. 

Some go there to compromise. 

Some go there to apologize. 
Some go there to criticise. 
Some go there to apostatize. 

Some go there for speculation, 
Some go there for observation. 
Some go there for consolation, 
Some go there to shun temptation. 

Some go there for their salvation. 
Some go there to doze and nod. 
Few go there to worship God. 



RESURRECTION. 

Dear Brethren: — T will write some 
and snbmit it to your judgm nt. 



Z1X)N'S LANDMARK. 



123 



I deem it unfair to say that any 
one who believes in the resurrection 
of the bodies of the saints believes 
that the resurrected body is a "Dust 
body." No one believes such a thing. 

When Christ the Lord lived in the 
Hesh His body was without a doubt 
like the body of other people for 
those who saw Him took Him to be a 
man as other men were. He was born 
of a woman as others are. He lived 
with and among men as others do. He 
was crucified as a criminal. He was 
buried as a man. He arose again the 
third day. The body that rose was the 
same body that had been nailed to 
the cross and that died. He showed 
the nail-prints in His hands and the 
hole which was made by the spear in 
His side. Was not the resurrected 
body the same that lived naturally 
and wrought miracles, that preached 
the gospel, rebuked the Pharisees and 
Sadducees, and the unbelief of the dis- 
ciples, &c. All that He did was to dem- 
onstrate the great power of God unto 
His children and to save them from 
sin, death and the power of the grave. 
His body did not see corruption. He 
said by David, "Therefore my heart 
is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : my 
flesh shall also rest in hope. For thou 
wilt not leave my soul in hell ; neither 
wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see 
corruption." Ps. 16:8, 10. This lan- 
guage Peter quoted on the day of 
Pentecost when he was under the full 
power of the Holy Ghost, (Acts 2:2(3, 
27,) and declared that it was the body 
of Christ that was raised according to 
that prophesy. The prophet was 
doubtless speaking of Israel when he 
said, "Thy dead men shall live, to- 
gether with my dead body shall they 
arise." Tsai. 26:19. Here the Lord 
speaks. of himself. "My dead body," 
in the singular but of the saints, "Thy 
dead men," in the plural, and de- 
clares that they shall arise together 



with His dead body. Is not this proof 
positive that as Jesus arose in the 
same body in which He had lived? 
even so the saints shall arise in the 
same bodies in which they live here 
in this world? "And the graves were 
opened ; and many bodies of the saints 
which slept arose, and came out of the 
graves after His resurrection, and 
went into the holy city, and appeared 
unto many." Mat. 27.52, 53. Were 
these bodies the same bodies of the 
saints, which arose at that time in 
which those same saints had lived in 
the flesh? If not, how did the 
"many" who saw them know them 
when they saw them? When the Lord 
said, "Thy dead men shall live," was 
He speaking of the spiritual or the 
natural bodies? Is it not the natural 
body that dies? If so were not the 
"dead men" the natural bodies? If 
so were not the same bodies which 
should arise with the body of Christ 
the same natural bodies which were 
called, "Thy dead men?" Otherwise 
how are we to understand language? 
Is not this the same thing that Paul is 
presenting when he said, "But if the 
spirit of Him that raised up Jesus 
from the dead dwell in you. He that 
raised up Christ from the dead shall 
also quicken your mortal bodies by 
His spirit that dwelleth im you?" 
Rom. 8:11. This is a declaration by 
the inspired apostle and there cannot 
be any mistake in it. Therefore these 
"dust bodies," mortal bodies, natural 
bodies, bodies of weakness that die or 
are sown are the same bodies that 
shall be quickened and shall arise by 
the same spirit that raised Jesus 
from the dead, which is the self same 
spirit that dwelleth in all the saints 
and by whom they live and are given 
grace to believe in the Lord Jesus and 
to confess Him to the glory of God 
the Father, If we do not believe this 
testimony it is because we are wrong. 



124 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



This teaching is true. 

Now, it is fully proven that these 
dead bodies, mortal bodies; these very 
bodies in which we now live are the 
very identical bodies that shall arise 
and meet and see the Lord Jesus and 
be with Him. Let us see a little fur- 
ther: By what power shall this res- 
urrection be? To-be-sure by the spir- 
it of Him who raised up our Lord 
Jesus from the dead, which spirit He 
has given to dwell in us for self-same 
purpose. "Together with my body 
shall they arise," is the infallible 
word of God. 

The word, "Together," is a dear 
and blessed word. "He hath quicken- 
ed us together, raised us up together, 
and made uf^ sit together in heavenly 
])laces in Christ Jesus, ready to be 
revealed in the last time. 

Thus the Lord works with us or in 
us now. This is the earnest of that 
which waiteth for us of the inheri- 
tance kept by the Father. The inter- 
est or earnest must be in the same 
coin for it comes out by the Holy 
Spirit, our heavenly Guardian as that 
by which Ave live and move and ha^ e 
our being in Christ Jesus. 

As He raises us up in spirit from 
all our sorroAvs and cares while here, 
so Avill He qiiicken our mortal bodies 
at His coming. That is WHEN it will 
be. Until then Ave Avait for "the 
adoption" to-Avit, the redemption of 
our body." Rom. 8:23. That is not 
something we have now already re- 
ceived nor are receiving in our exper- 
iences as Ave go, but it is that ?'or 
which we are waiting in hope. This 
Ave shall receive when "The Fjord 
Himself shall descend from heaA-^en 
Avith a shout, with the voice of the 
archangel, and Avith the trump o^ God 
and the dead in Christ shall r'^e first: 
then we Avhich are aliv3 and remain 
shall be caught up together with them 
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the 



air, and so shall Ave ever be Avith the 
Lord." 1st Thess. 4:16, 17. At lliat 
time and not until then, and, "In a 
moment, in the tAvinkling of an eye, 
at the last trump : for the trumpet 
Bhall sound, and the dead shall be 
raised incorruptible, and we shall be 
changed. For this corruptible must 
put on incorraption, and this mortal 
shall put on immortality, then shall 
be brought to i)ass the saying that is 
AA'^ritten, (Is. 25:8,) Death is SAvallow- 
ed up in victory. Oh death where is 
thy sting ? Oh grave Avhere is thy 
victory? 1st Cor. 15:52, 53, 54, 55. 

What about this "Dust body?" 

"This mortal shall have put on im- 
mortality." "Jt is soAvn in corrup- 
tion ; it is raisetl in incorruption ; it is 
soAvn in dishonor ; it s raised in glory : 
it is soA\ n in weakness ; it is raised in 
l)ower : it is soAvn a natural body ; it is 
raised a spiritual body. 1st Cor. 15 :- 
42, 43, 44. ■ 

I Avill add to this the language of 
the Lord Jesus, ".Marvel not at this: 
for the liour is coming, in the which 
all that are in the graves shall hear 
His voice, and shall come forth ; they 
that have done good, unto the resur- 
rection of life; and they that have 
done evil, unto the resurrection of 
damnation." John 5:28, 29. This is 
the plain, simple language that needs 
not to be misunderstood. Then the 
disposition that shall be made of both 
classes is made clear by the Lord Him- 
self. In speaking of the first class He 
said, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepai'ed for you 
from the foundation of the Avorld, " 
(Mat. 25:34.) and to the second 
class He said, "Dei)art from me, ye 
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared 
for the devil and his angels," (verse 
4L) 

Much other testiraiony might be 
given but if they believe not this Avoi'd 
they ■yvill not believe though ONE. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



125 



has risen i'lom the dead. 

Your brother, i hope, in the hope of 
the resurreetion of the dead at tlie 
second personal coming of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

L. H. ILARDV. 



REASON OF HOPE. 

Dear Brother Gold: — 1 will try to 
write some of my experience, if 1 , e 
any. About tAvo yeais before uiy 
husband joined the church 1 became 
very much troubled, it seemed iik- 
my husband had left me. If he had, 
we could not have felt farther apart, 
i was l)urdened w ith a desire to join 
the church. 1 hardly knew what was 
troubling me. 

1 could not sleep at night, 'uul 
would walk the tioor. 1 prayed for 
the Lord to show me wiiat he luul i'lM 
me to do, to give me a new tongue to 
praise his holy name. 

One night I dreamed thjl m\- 
mother and father were beinu l).iii 
tized and I wanted to be, but they 
told me I was not ht. Tlien the Loixl 
spoke to me and told me lu be baji- 
tized. I went down into the water 
and Avas baptized but when 1 came up 
every body was gone and i didn t gi-t 
any relief. I kept promi.sirig tiie 
Lord that I would offer my ease to 
the church. On Oct. \'.']::. I -ot sick 
and was in bed ntilil .hniii.My. 1 felt 
like I was going to (lit ;!ii<i tiic doctor 
thought I would die too. i tuld t!ie 
Lord I would join the chni-cli if lie 
would only spare my life, (hie diiy I 
was lying on the bed inid ;i voii'e 
eame to me, it seemed lik< inward 
voice, saying. "Be not afraid, the 
Comforter will come." I - What 

eomforter, the Lord and S,, , i,,iii- .Jesus 
Christ?" But the voiee (Jjdij't aji- 
swer me, I fell asleep and there were 
two bodies before me. They put one 
in a coffin and one on a bed I told 



my husband i wanted somebody to 
pmy for me. 1 had asked him to 
pray for me. He got Brother T. C. 
Rob bins to come, and 1 was comfort- 
ed by hi.5 prayers. My old uncle 
Jvhod Koebiick, came and stood at the 
foot of my bed although he iiad been 
dead for several years. 1 have often 
wished i \\as as good as i thought he 
wiis. He was an old lUiptist.' After 1 
saw my uncle 1 thought 1 must short- 
]y die. still i felt like 1 couldn't die 
uidess 1 joined the church, ^iy hus- 
band sent for dear Brother Williford. 
He came and talked to me and 1 told 
liim 1 wanted to join the church. 1 
had him to pray for me and while he 
prayed my trouble left me. i felt 
like 1 was tloating. But the next day 
ni}' trouble came back. 1 awoke one 
morning singing, ■'Amazing Grace 
how sweet it sounds." 

As soon as 1 was well enough they 
took me to my mother's. I cried near- 
ly all of the time. I would read tlie 
lidjle and it seemed like every thing 
1 read seemed to condemn me. They 
told me I'd cry myself to death if I 
didn't stop reading the Bible. There 
Avasn't anything tliat looked right to 
me. The sun looked like it had a veil 
over it. The trees looked like they 
were weeping. There was a place in 
the garden 1 used to go to and read 
my Bible and pray. 1 started to this 
place one day, but my burden became 
so lieavy I could not move. It seem- 
ed that the Lord was right in front of 
me. 1 i>rayod for the earth to open 
up ami swallow me, but 1 knew I 
'•"iild hide my .sins from the Lord 
lieciiiis.' he i> .-very where. Then my 
hill dell began to ligliten. I went back 
to the house and got my Bible. There 
was an old colored woman who lived 
on tin- farm. I went to her. I couhl 
talk to her and tell her my trouble be- 
e::i!se she lijid been through the same 
ti'otdjle. 1 had promised the Lord i]i 



126 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



he would cure me I would join the 
c'lum-li and 1 liadn't done it 1 felt 
like they woukln't liave such a vile 
sinuer as 1 am. I came bc.ek to 
Eocky .Mount aiHl on Wcchn-sday be- 
fore llic second Siuuhiy, Sist.-r Moore 
passed my liouse. 1 hc^p^d slie would 
stop, but she didu't. That evening I 
sat down on the porch and I hoped 
she would stop when she passed going 
back and she did. I told her how bad 
1 wanted to go to church the next 
.Saturday. She said she would take 
me. Dear Brotlier Felton preached 
tluit day. lie told how a convicted 
siiHun' suffered and 1 felt like some 
body must have told him how I felt, 
lie preached right to me. I wanted to 
go up right then and join the church, 
but Sister Moore said the doors of the 
church had not been oi)ened. I went 
when they were opened, but I was 
so full I could not talk much and 1 
don't know what I did tell them. Still 
everything didn't look right. It look- 
ed like everything was morning. I 
went home though praising the Lord. 

My husband came in and asked me 
if I went to church and who took me. 
I told him Sister Moore took me. 1 
began crying. I felt so unworthy to 
say Sister Moore. 

I got ready to be baptized on Sun- 
day morning and your face looked 
bright, Bro. Gold, as we went down 
to the water. After I was baptized 
there was preaching, but I was beyond 
preaching. I felt like the Lord had 
lifted me up. After T went home I 
felt better and the sun and the trees 
looked like they used to. 

Your unworthy sister, 

MARTHA ANN (IRTMES. 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 



COULD NOT ATTEND MEETING. 

Dear Brother Gold: — T am so sorry 
I could not attend the meeting. I feel 



so lonely to-night thinking of the 
good meeting, praying, singing and 
preaching in honor and glory to the 
God of all grace and understanding. 
1 feel that 1 have missed so much by 
not being there, to hear that dear old 
story : 

Salvation is of the Lord. He heals 
and binds up poor, broken hearts. 

Brother Gold, after 1 was baptized 
1 had such peace. Such a green pas- 
ture to graze in, suclj a sweet resting 
place. 

I remember well the first time 1' 
lieard you preach. I was about eight 
years old the first time I went to the 
Palls. You preached and took your 
text at the first three verses of the 
twelth chapter of Romans. You be- 
gan by saying, "I beseech you- breth- 
ren." That was all I heard. It struck 
me some where because I cried to go 
home to mama. 

I suppose you remember baptizing 
old Brother Nattie Womble. He was 
the first person buried at the Falls. 
You bai)tized my mother, his young- 
est child and years later you baptized 
me. 

1 often wonder if the Lord has 
blessed me to see by the eye of faith 
as he did those of old. I hope he is 
leading me in the straight and narrow 
way that leads to life everlasting. 

There will be lots of times when I 
will be unable to be with you at the 
Falls but my mind will be witli you. 

I trust the Lord will be with you 
and bless you. 

Your unworthy sister, 
MARTHA ROBBINS WOMBLE. 
Nashville, N. C. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Dear Brother Gold:— How thankful 
I am that I can now address you as 
brother though unworthy I am. 

I hope the Lord gave me a luiud to 



Z I UN'S LAiTOMABfe- 



127 



btt'er to the church. On Saturday be- 
fore the ith Sunday in Nov. i went 
before the brethren and sisters at 
Hopewell and was received, i was 
baptized on Sunday by our beloved 
pastor Elder H. B. Jones. If 1 have 
ever had a change it came about thir- 
ty-five years ago, and came in such a 
way 1 didn't know 1 had passed from 
deatli into life, though 1 Avas made to 
love the brethren and the doctrine of 
the Primitive Baptists. I was satis- 
lied they were the people of God. I 
never felt any desire nor felt it my 
duty to join the church until about a 
year ago. 1 began having impressions 
to join and 1 would think if I lived i' 
would join at the next meeting. 1 
didn't feel like 1 had anything to tell 
the church and was afraid 1 would 
not be received, but finally 1 was 
made willing to go. I felt on Sunday 
morning like 1 was a hypocite, that I 
had deceived the church and that 1 
was the greatest sinner on earth. 1 
tried to find an excuse to kecj) fi'o.u 
being baptized, but could not. I went 
and was baptized but all was dark tlie 
whole day. On Monday morning 
every thing was opened up to me, 
and I could see beauty in all of it. i 
saw that Moses was not dead and I 
was in the wilderness and I had to 
stay until the. Lord took ]\Io!-cs away. 
I saw that it was the Lord's time for 
me to join the church. Jo.shua v as 
my leader and the waters of Jordan 
were made to separate and I crossed 
over into Cannan. I don't believe I 
would have been worth anything to 
the church if I had gone any sooner. 
I believe there is a [inxr-. for ad things. 
The Lord's people are mad: willing in 
the day of Ins power. It ic? when we 
are draw/i by vhe power of his lov- 
and are mad? to folio ,v where hi 
leads. 

As T look back over the past I can 
see that without the mercies of God 



I would have been cut off. I can see 
nothing good in anything I have done. 
There are so many things i ought not 
to have done and many things 1 left 
undone. 

I have been a reader of the Land- 
mark for many years and have been 
comforted so often while reading the 
good letters of the brethren and sis- 
ters. The editorials are so plain and 
so pointed. 

1 have had a desire to meet you 
face to face but I have given that up 
for we are both well on in years and 
you will not come this far from your 
home, 1 fear. 

Pray for me, dear brother of the 
household of faith. 

Wife joins uie in love to you and 
yours. 

Your h«mble brother in the hope 
of eternal life, 

J. I\l. LILES. 



A FEW THOUGHTS. 

Subject to your approval, 1 will 
submit a few thoughts for the col- 
umns of the Landmark, in connection 
with the scripture found i]i chajjter 
one, verses 45 to 4'J inclusive, of St. 
John's gospel: 

"Philip findeth Xathanael and 
saith unto him, We have found him, 
of whom .Moses in the law, and the 
prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazar- 
eth, the son of Josepli. And Natliaii- 
ael said unto him, ("an tlici-e any j^ood 
thing come out of Nazareth:' Philip 
saith unto him. Come ami see. Jesus 
'saw Nathauael coming to him, and 
saith of him, Behold aji Israelite in- 
deed, in whom is no guile. Nathan- 
ael saith unto him, Whence knowest 
thou me? Jesus answered and said 
unto him, Before that Philij) eailcd 
thee, when thou wast under tlic lig 
tree, I saw thee. Natlianad answer- 
ed and said unto him, iiahbi, thou art 



128 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



the Son of God; thou art the Kiug of 
Israel,. ' ' 

I would like to show iu some iulms 
ure if 1 can how this experieneti eo)i- 
forms to that of the eliikl of (iod at 
the present time. Fliilip was preach- 
ing Jesus as the living Avay to Nathaii- 
ael and it was necessary that lie 
should take him back to his own ex- 
perience under the law and lead hiui 
step by step out of the laud oi' l)oiid 
age, through the wilderness, into the 
land of milk and honey. Tiiere ^\ as a 
time when the child of Ciod felt that 
the Lord required something at his 
hands, and out of his self-righteous 
heart he proeeeded to bring fortii 
what men consider good fruit, think- 
ing that tile Lord A\ould lia\e respei t 
unto his offering and reward him 
with an heirship in that iii-'icrilaiic" 
which is pure and undetiled, but, like 
Cain of old — his brother in the tlesli 
(and his hesh is no different from that 
of Cain) — he is to be taught that man 
hath no part in the salvation of Cud's 
people; that tiesh and blood eanuut iu- 
herit eternal life, and that when man 
attempts to assist Cod in his work the 
only thing he can do is to pollute it. 
The only offering that is acceptable 
to Cod is that which Abel, by faitii, 
ottered, a lamb, the tirstliug ui th/ 
flock, Avithout blemish. 

Man must tirst be made to realizi- 
that he is a sinner, tliat he is of the 
earth, earthy, and that his ouly -wax- 
of escape is tlirougli tlie fountain fui- 
uncleaniiess, avJum'c, liiough liis sins be 
as scarlet, they shall be made whiter 
than snow, and though they be red 
like crimson, they shall be as wool. 
As long as there is any streugth in 
himself he cannot api)i-(>ach tins foun- 
tain, but when he beeoiues unable to 
(sast himself into th(> pool of liraliuL;- 
waters, then it is he concludes that 
none short of the (ireat l'liysi;Man can 
reach his case, he ceases from his lab- 



ors and passes on into the prophetic 
stage, as it were, of his experience. 
"Of whom the prophets did write!" 
What does this mean to us? Proph- 
esy, means telling before hand what 
shall come to i)ass, or a heralding of 
the coming of tiie King, and this jioor 
and needy one is now looking for the 
appearing of Jesus, lie knows that 
unless Jesus intercedes for him there 
is no hope for such a wretch, and he 
is eai-nesl!y tlesu-iug some token of 
evichjic<- III.' I tie will appear; he is 
looking loiward to the fulfiiliiieiit of 
the scripture which testihed, "For un- 
to us a child is born, unto us a son is 
given : and the government shall be 
upon his shoulder: and his name shall 
be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, The 
j\liglity Cod, the Everlasting Fatlier, 
The l*rinee of Peace." It is only by 
faith that ho can include himself in 
the little wcrd "us," for to have the 
righteousness of such an one as this 
imi)uted unto him seems more than 
he can hojie for, nevertheless lie 
hopes, realizing as he does that notii- 
iug short (if this will enable him, who 
is alto;;r! !i(-r vile and wholly unclean, 
to appear Ix fore (iod who is holy and 
of too jiurer e\ es than to look upon 
sin, and like the ])oor Publican he 
cries out, ••(iod be merciful to me a 
sinner," lie has now come to tlie 
place where (iod reveals His smilin<_r 
face, and 1hus he entei's the Cos])''l 
.Vge ,d- Ills expei-i<nic<'. 

liefore, he had been (|Uestioning 
and (louotiiig, ■•('au Ihere any good 
thing come -out of Xazan-th .' "* We are 
told that Xazaieth was a small town 
of Palestine, lying in a hilly tract of 
country, and built pai'tly on the si(U s 
of some rocky l id-es. The child of 
Cod, then, as he examines his life 
(juestions the linlc cxidences he has, 
the lips and (lo\\ iis. and the rough 
])laces over which he has been brought 
as to whether indeed these have been 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



129 



the work of God. Not every child of 
God can i)oiiit to some oue particular 
-wonderful deliverauee; \\'e arc imt 
all Pauls, aud so Ave liave to Ik, Id iaM 
to that which the Lord has seen ht to 
give as a jewel of gi'eat price, aud 
though our hope may appear small at 
times, it is nevertheless lu.-cious aud 
is au auchor tu ihe soul l)olii sure aud 
steadfast; it keeps tlie iniN' ci-art 
from destruction in ttie 1 nues of 
storm. Ves, deai- child of Hod, the 
waves may bt at agaiu.-t it aiul i uv( r 
its uppermost de(dv. but \-()U will hnd 
the waters of aiilieti.ui will subside' 
and you will stdl 1k' al'o;il, securely 
housed, iu tlu' ark of tioM > mei cy, 
Ti-oul)le caiuiot d.'i>iivc you ol' yoiP' 
ll0|)e: the Hoods c„n,ioi di-.,\vii it. 
neither can the lire (lucudi it. Tlie 
])urpose of these thiu-s is t(. bring 
into ex^ rcise your hope, to purify you 
aiul thus bi-iuti' you iulo a chiser i-ela- 
tionship experinu'utall\- to y(Uir Loid 
and Master, and when lie ai)pears and 
lind<es k-uow ii unto \ ou that he has 
been with you fi'oi;i I'.c bejiiuuiu/, 
tliat all things ve!-c ;ii.|iolllled by him 
and for his ghu'v, aud Iha^ even' avIu-u 
you were ur.dcr the H'j' tree, when you 
"felt to hide, if possible, from the face 
of God and man — you were so vile — • 
aiul your i)etitions were made with 
groanings A\hich could not be utter- 
ed, he sav,- you aiul was intercediug 
for you, there i-, no (|Ue:,t ioiiiug the,, 
that "thou ai-t the Son id' < lod ; thou 
art the King of Israel ' \ nu are 
made to acknoAvledge liim as the (iod 
of your life, blessed for evermore; 
the one who has raised yoii up and 
delivered you from the ])onila^e of 
darkness, for had ho not spoken "Let 
thei'e be li-hty there nev.U' would 
have li.M ii any li-hl in your soul, but, 
tiuinks be unto (iod. ad powei' hath 
been given unto hiui. and Jesus, our 
elder brotlu r, hohls the keys of death 
ami ludl and he aioue can unlock the 



doors of hell and set the captives free. 
Therefore, do we rejoice in Christ 
Jesus our Lord, having no contideuce 
in the tiesh. 

if i ha\e s;!id anything wliieh the 
brethren cannot eiidoi-sc. I hop: they 
will mauifesi chiii-ity towards iue. for 
it is eertaini}' inU my desii'e to wound 
iiuv of them, and, ni eiuielusion, 1 
would earnestly beset eh those wlio 
wi-ite for pidilK'at ion to weigh well 
their woi-ds, lest they si ml an arrow 
piriring through their brothtu^'s 
heart. We must cxpeiU ;-.ard sayings 
and pcrseiiition fi-om the world, and 
bl. SM'd ai-e we wlien these come to us 
fur the sake of ( 'hrist, but, after all, 
iIh'sc are i!ol the things which hurt 
the most, but when our own kindred 
ill the spirit express themsdves as 

favoring (uilting ( olt because he 

or she does not understand some 
jioint of doetriii ' as they, oi- inter- 
prets a certain scripture ditfeivntly 
from anothei-. these things jtenetrate 
to ilie ipiiidN, and we grieve to know 
tlial one in wliom we have every con- 
fid.nice should, be unmindful of the 
feelings of otlnu's to wouiul tlu'm 
with a word. May we all I'est upon 
the i-ock, Christ -lesus the i>ord, earn- 
estly conteiHlnig for the faith once 
delivcivil unto the saints, setting 
forth Chri.l cruidlied as the way, th.> 
irnth and the life, ileclariug salvation 
to be by gi-ace, through faith, wdiidi 
is the gift of (iod, :iud not by works 
of man, lest he should boast; behold- 
ing Ziou (tin/ (dinrch) a beautiful 
city, ;i (piiet hal)itation, free from 
tuianoil aud sti'ife, and realizing how 
C'ood ;mh1 hoAv ])leasant it is for 
luvthreii to dw(dl together in peace 
and unity of spirit, thcrcw.'ith to b(> 
content, not desiring to fiu-ee oiw 
oi)iidons and ideas upon auothei'. 

Submitted in tlie bonds of love. 
Yours in lio|)e. 
R. LESTER 1)01 )SON. 



130 



ZION'S LANmAEK. 



MOTHER'S BIBLE. 

"This is Met her 's Bible, 
Faded, worn as you can see. 
There are many tiinied down pages. 
Which I think she mraiit for iiic 
And here are naiiics of our ancestors 
That have long since passed away. 
And I hoi-c that this ohl -uide-post. 
Led tlieiu in tlie sliininp- way. 

Once while sitting- in hci- chair, 
Dreaming of her care worn face. 
All at once, 1 turned and saw tliis 
In it's old accustomed ])lacc ; 
Tlien 1 gras])(Hl it, licro I opened 
At tlie chajitcr whei'c it said : 
"n(> will kcc|) in pci'fcct i)cace 
The mind on Him that's stayed." 

Oft I've "vvatched her honey fingers 
Turning leaf by leaf to find. 
One sweet passage that would uivc 
her, 

Consolation — peace of mind. 

And the tears would flow so freely 

WIhmi, at the verse she loved the i)est. 

"Come to nn^ ye heavy laden, 

I will give you ]ieace and rest." 

Here's another grand old lesson 
In this hook's mysterious love: 
"Whom he loveth he will chasten." 
She would read that o'er and o'er. 
'Twas in the eve of life I saw her, 
L'eading fiom this book each day: 
On lier hroAx \vere gi'eat deep furrows 
And lier hail- was silvery gray. 

Time can uevei' f;ide tluit picture, 
It is stamped upon my hi-aiu : 
And the trutlis of liei' old |!il,lo 
Ever v>itli me vill remain 
Blessed I'.ible: ^VI,,,t a tre;,surel 
Light to guide us wlicn \\-e s1l';iy, 
Plain and siuii)le, none need ei'i-, 
Even a fool may know the way. 

How 1' love it, oft 1 clasp it 



To my aching heart and say : 
Lead me, guide me up to heaven, 
To Christ, the light, tlie truth, tl.e 
way. 

It guided mother to the Jordan, 
Ere she crossed, we heard her say: 
"Child my h'ather calls me home," 
Then she raised her hand to heaven, 
limited sei'enely — and was gone!'' 

JESSlv H. Ll'NiJV. 

Jesse B. Lundy was born in Taye- 
well County. \Mrginia, Mai'ch Sth, 
ISS.l. 

He was mari'ied to Miss Stella 
Crowley, June Gth, l!)(l(>. To tiiis union 
two children were born, Edna Alerle 
and William Gilbert Lundy. 

Jesse had pneumonia and the end 
came with but little warning Dec. Iti, 
];!14. He was taken to New Hampton, 
.Mo., for ))urial where his parents live. 

The funeral services were held in 
llie Faster church by Rev. J. T. Alsup. 
I'x sides his wife and two children he 
is survived by his father and mother, 
live brothers and two sisters. Elder 
E. E. Lundy, L. C. Lundy, E. M. Liui^ 
dy, W. P. Lundy, R. B. Lundy. .Ahs. 
J. B. Rurett and Mrs. J. P. Johnson, 
all of whom attended the funeral ex- 
cept Iv E. Lundy, who could not get 
there. 

It seems strange that one so young 
and hea'lhy should ho cut off but w:^ 
are made to understand the scripture, 
"Watch thci-eforefor ye know neither 
the day nor the hour wher(un the Son 
of man cometh." 

All of his relatives wish to expi'ess 
their deepest appreciation to those 
who so kindly assisted them in the 
ti-ying hours, esjx'cially to those who 
accompanied them to New Hamj)ton 
for the funeral. 

E. M. LUNDY. 

Otawa, Kansas. 



Z1X)N'S LANDMARK. 



131 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER Floyd, Va. 

VOL. LXIX. NI;M15ER G 



Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson at> 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, FEB. 1, I'JIG. 



EDITORIAL. 

THE CIRCUMCllSlOiN. 

"For \vr arc the circiiiiK ision, 
wliich worslup (;,„] m ihc spini, 
I'ejoice in Clirist Jc.iis, and iia\e no 
confidence in the Hesli," Phil, o '■'>. 

There is a religion that is pure and 
undefiled: there is a precious faith: 
tho'c is a true spiritual circumcision. 
Thri-,. IS ;ilsn ilic opposite of all these. 
The j)eoj)lc ol (iod are not ignorant 
of the devises of satan, the deceiver, 
and the enemy of all righteousness; 
and those boi-n of God are so beset 
with the body of death, and are so 
wlogged with the burden of the flesh 
that they are fearful they are not 
what they should be, and on this ac- 
count are all llieir lifetime subject to 
bondage through fear of death. They 
are th(! ones that work out their own 
salvation Avith fear and tremhl:n<;-, 
for God works in them both to will 
and to do of his good pleasure, 

1st. What is the true circumcision? 

2nd. What is it to rejoice in Christ 



Jesus ? 

3rd. What is it to have no coiiti- 
denee in the flesh i' 

Paul declares that the true eireum- 
eisiou are those tliat worship (lod in 
tho Sj.int. (omI is a, S|.ii'i1. and thev 
that worship liiiii iinist, worsiiip idni 
in Spii'it and in trutii. This is tiie 
hi-h,'st s..rvi,M. thai, ean he rendered 
to God, and \\r only is w.n-thy of it. 
There is one ami only one true and 
living God, and He is tin- eicator and 
preserver of all, and by him all 
things are made. Kvery good gift 
and every perfect nift conies down 
from the Father of Taghts. He is the 
source, the eansr' of all things that 
are and wer'e made. To us there is 
one God, of Avhom are all things, and 
we of him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, 
hy Avhom are all things, and we by 
him. 

This eirrumeision is made \\itli()ut 
hands, (without human a-ency,! not 
of man's woi'k. not in the llesh, nor 
"I the llesh. In this eircinncision the 
hoily of the flcsli with its sius is put 
1)11' hy the eiivumeision of Christ, 
buried with hijn in baptism, -.\-berein 
ye also are risen Avitli liim tlii-ougli 
the faith of the operation of God Avbo 
raised Jesus from the dr^.\. ff anx' 
man be in Christ Jesus he is a lU'w 
creature. The love of God is shed 
abroad in his heart by tln> Holy 
Ghost. He loves God who first loved 
him, and he that loveth is born of 
God, who is love. This is to worship 
God in spirit and in truth. This char- 
acter rejoices in Christ Jesus Avho is 
made of God unto us Avisdom, and 
righteousness, and sanctifleation, and 
redemption. That our glorying and 
rejoicing should be in Christ Jesus, 
who is the ehiefest among ten thous- 
and, and th( one altogether lovely. 

We are aerepted in the Beloved, 
who is .Tesus Christ. Ye are complete 
in him wanting nothing. For He 



132 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



that spared not his own Son, but cU- 
livored liini u}) for us all, How shall 
he not with him freely give us all 
things? 

If we are cut oft' from all things 
lieshly, earthly, and corrupt, and are 
married, joined unto Jesus who is 
Lord of all, then we have no confi- 
dence in the flesh. 

What is meant by the flesh? It is 
the Adam man, the first man which is 
of the earth earthy. He has the pride 
and principles of satan in him. Lust 
when conceived brings forth sin, and 
sin when finished brings forth dcii^h 
By satan came sin, and by sin eamc 
death, so death hath passed ui)o". i.ll, 
for that all have sinned. Jesus said, 
except a man be born again lie can- 
not see the kingdom of God. 1 hat 
which is born of the flesh is flesh. 'I'iie 
natural man receiveth not the tiunus 
of the spirit, neither can ho knrr-v 
them. 

Paul said, "Though I might also 
have confidence in the flesh. If any 
other man thinks he hath whereof he 
might trust in the flesh, I more. 

Circumcised the eighth day, of the 
stock of Abraham, of the tribe of Ben- 
jamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews. 
As touching the law a Pharisee, con 
cerning zeal persecuting the church ; 
touching the righteousness which, is 
in the law blameless. But what 
things were gain to me I counted loss 
for Christ." Phil. 3:4-8. lie forsook 
all for Christ. His own righleousness 
he counted as dung and dioss. A!l 
the righteousness of the law or creat- 
ure w^orks was dross, ft is rhe right 
eousness that is by the faiih of Christ 
which is of God by faith, and not 
creature works Paul gloried in, and 
was justified by. THE ONE THING, 
this one thing he did, forgetting those 
things which were behind, and reach- 
ing forth unto those things which are 
before, he pressed toward the mark 



for the prize of the high calling of 
tiod in Christ Jesus, if by any means 
he might attain unto ihc rrsniTcction 
of the dead. For our c()nve; s;ii k.u is 
in heaven; from \\heii<M' also 'Wc loo'v 
for the Lord. Jesus Christ. Who shall 
change our vile bodx , that it may be 
fashioned like nnlo his gloiious body, 
aecordiin.;' U) tlie ANOi'knig whereby lie 
is ;d)le evi-n to subdue all thinii's unti) 
himself. See the ■\rd eliap. of riiilin- 
pians. 

It is by the faith of Jesus lu' ovei-- 
(-iime. lie wrote. The life 1 now live 
„, tin' llrsh I live by tlir iaitli of the 
Son of God, who loved nir aiul gave 
himself fuv me. If ye tl;ei. be risen 
with Christ secdv those Uiin-s which, 
ai'e above, where Chi'ist sitieth on the 
rigiit hand of (iod. Set your aft'ec- 
tion on things above, not on things 
on the earth. For ye are dead, and 
your life is hid ^vith Christ in (iod. 
"when Christ who is our life shall ap- 
peal' then shall ye also appear witu 
him in gloi'v. The lust of the tlesh. 
the Inst of the eyes, and th( ])rid(! of 
life these are not of the Father. Paui 
said, I know tha.t in me, tiiat is in niv 
Mesh, thei-e dwells no good thing. 
Flesh and blood eanuot jiil;crit the 
kingdom of God, neither dcth '-oi 
ruption inherit ineorruid i(ni. 

Jesus Christ is tln:> second .\dain, 
the quiekening si)ii-i1, the I/nd i'roin 
heaven. Those born u\' Cod ar^ not 
horn of the flesh, noi' of blood, noi- of 
tiie will of the flesh, or nr;ii. bn;, boi'ii 
of (iod. Tliey are begofi.-n a-ain of 
incorruptible seed by the u'd of 
(iod, or by the resurrection of Jesus 
Christ from the dead. 

This mortal, natural, body is of ih.' 
earth earthy, and retui'iis to the dus*. 
But there shall be a resnijeetion of 
the dead. Behold I show yo i a lays- 
tery. We shall not all slcci). Tlu 
mystery is, we shall not all sh ej), hai; 
we shall all be changed. In ,\ nn. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



133 



iiieiit, ill tlie twinkling' of an eye. ■■•■l 
tho last trump: for tlio trmuuot siiaM 
sound, and the dead shall bo r >is( .l 
incorruptible and we shall bo ('li-in',' d. 
For this corruptible must put on in- 
eorrui)tion, and this mortal must put 
on innnortality. The Lord Jesiis siiall 
L'hang'c our vile body, tlial it itiay I f 
fashioned like unto his -!n: i Ijody. 
rtceording- to the worluiig- w 1m-: 'I'V he 
is able to subdue all things unto him- 
self. 

P D. G. 



rill-: r.ooK of the generation 

OF JE8l'S CHRIST. 

1st. The Old Testament, the law 
covenant, sets forth the generations of 
Adam. 

2nd. The New Testament is tlie 
Book of the Generation of Jesus 
Christ. 

"And God said, Let us make man 
in our image, after our likeness : and 
let them have dominion over tlie fish 
of the sea, and over the fowl of the 
air, and over the cattle, and over all 
the earth, and over every crecpino: 
thing that creepeth upon the earth. ' 
Gen. 1 :26. 

God said. Let us make man, and Met 
them have dominion &e. Here the 
Father, Son and Holy Ghost appear in 
the creation. jMan is made in the im- 
age and likeness of God, who called 
their name Adam. Gen. 5 :2. Adam is 
the figure of him that was to come. 
Horn. r):li. Nov.- a figure is not sub- 
stance, but is a tyi)e, or shadow, or 
likeness. The artist may so copy you 
tliat Ijclioldcrs may say it is like you. 
looks like you, is you, still it is only 
the figure of you. I may owe you 
$100, and yet the figures representing 
one hundred dollars are not the cash, 
or substance — not the money. "When 
I pay you the money you hand my 
Bote I had given you back to me. A 



picture of a sheep may be so good 
that a child would say, it is a sheej), 
yet there is nut a le)ek of wool in it, 
nor a particle ui liehh, nor a breath ot 
life. It is not the substum-e. So nuiii 
is made in the iinage of his maker, 
he is foi'uied of the dust of the gcound, 
and returns to the dust, > et (iod 
breathed into his nostrils ilic breatli 
of life, and man became a li\ ing soui. 
When he dies his spirit returns to Cod 
who gave it, and his 1;.!;1\- to the dust 
from whence it r-u<[r_ V.rc]. Jl';7. 

The • ' M;mii ;liv of the 

earth c - .;-i'iipi . Tl:- 

generii I j. ii I are all snniei-s, 

children of disobedieJice. Death has 
passed upon all of them by the dis- 
obedience of one man. '"Wherefore, 
as by one man sin enteied into the 
world, and death by sin: ami so death 
passed upon all, for that all have 
sinned," Rom. ')A2. This is siiadow, 
the desert, the back-ground of the 
atonement, or at-one-ment. J5y tlie one 
offence of the one man Adam: for if 
by one man's offence death reigned 
by one : much they Avhich receive 
abundance of grae(> and of the gift 
of righteousness -liall rciLin in life by 
one, Jesus Christ. " As in Adam all 
die — because they are in Adam, even 
so in Christ — all tliat are in him shad 
all b» made; but every man in his 
own order, Christ the first fruits, and 
afterward they that arc his at his 
coming, then cometh the end. 

That which is tirst is of the earth 
earthy, a n;,liii'al man, moi-fal, dying, 
corrupt. The geiiefat ions of Adam 
arc all moiial, .-orrnpt. Thoiv are 
many of llirv,^ g'eucral ions thai are of 
different races, eoloi's, languages, ton- 
gues, tribes, ,V:c., bn< all mortal, sin- 
ful. None are doer-; of good, they 
evil. They niv li '-oiten. ni a eori'upt 
state. conceiv(>d in sin, bronulit fortli 
in ini(inity, goiii;. asli'ay from the 
womb, "Behold, 1 was shapen iu ini- 



134 



ZION'S LANDMAKK- 



quity, and iu siii did my mother con- 
erivL' Die, " i'.salm .')! :.3. This is the 
IcUijiiiagi' of OIK' of liod's servants. 
None oi us can boast ot bciug auy bet- 
tor thau he. More is said iu favor of 
David than of most men. He by na- 
ture was of Adam's stock. 

There is uuieh detihniieut of t!ic 
iiesh, foruieatiou, adultery, and be- 
stial living- anion- the eliildren of Ad- 
am as iiiTlia[)s any otluM- violation of 
God's laws by mankind in all of those 
corfiiiu dcscciidanls or ymierations of 
Adam. Now k't us consuk-r t!ie book 
of tlif generation of Je.sus Ckrist set 
fortli ni tke Xt-w Testament. Notiee 
it is ONE generation. A seed shall 
be accounted to him for a generation, 
lie shall see of the travail of his soul 
and shall be satisfied. That seed is a 
chosen generation, a holy nation, a 
peculiar people. They are born not 
of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, 
nor born of man but born of God. 
They are born again, born from above, 
l)oru of God. It is by the washing of 
i-cgeueration and renewing of the 
Holy Ghost 

When Adam and Eve were naked 
without covering or excuse fur their 
transgression, and had no shelter, nor 
kiding ]ilace, the Lord God made 
coats of skins and put them on the 
naked, and said in the presence of 
tlie serpent, the seed of the woman 
sliall bruise thy head, and thou shaft 
bniise liis heel, not the seed of Adam, 

lllll 1lie seed (if WOUiaU. A proph- 

ecy is I'ecni-diMl ill scripture, "There- 
fore ii,e kord iiiniself shall give you a 
sign; k.i'liold, a virgin shall conceive 
and lie-ir a son, and shall call his name 
Iniinanuel," Isai. 7 :14. 

]n tlic vei-y first chapter of the first 
book of the New Testament the man- 
nei- of the birth of Jesus Christ is de- 
< lared. Joseph and Mary were of the 
liouse and lineage of David. Before 
they were married or had come to- 



gether, Mary being espoused to Jos- 
eph, but Joseph Avas minded to put 
her away privily as she was with 
child. He was troubled about t^liis, 
but did not want to expose her. But 
the angel of the Lord appeared to 
him iu a dream saying, Joseph thou 
son of David, fear not to take unto 
thee Akiry tliy wife, for that which is 
conceived in her is of tlie Holy Ghost. 
And slie sliall bring forth a Son, and 
thou slialt call liis name Jesus; for 
he shall save his ])eo])le from their 
sins. The fulfilhnent of scriptiire ut- 
tered by the projihet, "IV^hold a vir- 
gin shall be Avith child, and shall bring 
forth a son, and they shall call his 
name Emmanuel, Avhieh being inter- 
preted is God with us," llatt. 1:23. 
And in the sixth mouth the angel G-ab- 
riel was sent from God unto a city of 
Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin, 
espoused to a man AvhoM' name was 
Joseph, of the house of David, and the 
virgin's name was Mary. And the 
angel came in unto her and said, Haik 
thon tliat art highly favored, the Lord 
is v itli thee: blessed art thou among 
women. 

Aiul when she saw him, she was 
troubled at his saying, and cast in her 
mind what manner of salvation this 
should be. And the angel said unto 
her, fear not, Mary; for thou hast 
found favor with God. And behold 
thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and 
bring forth a son, and shalt call his 
name Jesus. He shall be great, and 
^all be called the Son of the Highest : 
and the Lord .shall give unto him the 
throne of his father David: And he 
shall reign over the house of Jacob 
forever; and of his kingdom there 
sliall be no end. Then said Mary unto 
the angel, How shall this be. seeing 1 
knoAv not a man? And the angel au- 
sA'ici-od and said unto her. The Holy 
Ghost shall come upon thee, and the 
poAver of the Highest shall overshadoAV 



ii ION'S LANDMARK- 



135 



thee: therefore that holy thmg' that 
shall be born of thee shall be called 
tlie Sou of God,'" Luke 1 :2G-.'J(i. 

Jesus then is uut a natur:;l son of 
Adam. He is not a son of Achmi. lie 
was not detiled by any contact v.iiii 
man. He was in no sense the ;^ccd cf 
man. He \\as the s'eed of th(! woman. 
This identified him with man, and he 
was found in fashion as a man, and 
was in the likeness of sinful tlcsh, yet 
separate from sinners, lie passed bc- 
neatli, a little lower, than the aiigt'is 
and took upon liiiii tlu: seed of Abra- 
ham, lie w ah tiic of man, yet no 
mail's son. lie ^^ as tcuii)te(l in all 
points, yet Avithout sin. He knew no 
sin. He was holy, harmless, undc- 
filed, separate from sinners, made 
liigher than the heavens. He did not 
start from low deyiees and rise up 
by good behavior, in the beginning 
he was God, and was w it li (lod, the 
brigliliiess of (iod's yliir>, the express 
image of hi^ person. lie llnniuht it 

not I'ohlierX- Id h,. r,|;|,;, V. ll il (,,;,], but 

took uj.i.n liiiii-rir \\,, r,,;-Mi .r; :•. ser- 
vant, and was iiiadi.- in tiir likeness of 
sinful Hesli, but was n(jt siiri'ul Hesh. 
God comes to us that we might be 
brought to liim. and in the i-esuiTcc- 
tion llis people shall Im. lik,. him. Th.ose 
given to him sb;-!! I..- .;.-e..rdii:}r to and 
by, tin' |..-e,k -tM,,.iMii m|- (lo(i mad<' 
like nnto .J.'sus, and slnid he satisfied 
when they av.ake witli liis likeness. 
Hy nature they are eliihlren of wi-atli, 
even as others, but h\- tin' i:\-.\cr of 
God they shall bear i\u- ima-e and 
likeness of the heavenly. Clnist is 
made of God unto us wisdom, and 
righteousness, and sanctification, and 
redemption. 

Adam is tin' sinmn'. l)nt Jesns came 
to se.'k and to save that which Avas 
lost. WheiT sin al.onndcd ^r;,,.,. did 
much more abound. A-Mndinij id 
God's electing love a poiiidn aws 
chosen in Christ Jesus before tlie worUl 



began, and grace was given to them 
in him before the world began. So in 
Jesus, not in Adam, they had a stand- 
ing before the transgression of Adam. 
Tlie life they have in Christ is there- 
fore eternal life. Their coming into 
the world in the ordinary begetting 
and conception in sin, and behig 
brought forth in iniquity did not m 
any sense detile that eternal life of 
Christ wlio is our life. Hence the sin 
and pollution and corrupt practi^ces in 
the Hesh do not atfect that eternal life. 
Having loved thee witii an everlasthig 
love therefore with loving kindness 
have L elr,:\\ii thee. God who is rieli 
in iiierey, witii the gin.'nt loxe wheix-- 
with he" loved lis wiieii v:>' were dead 
in trespasses and in sins, hath qniek- 
eiied us tooelhto- with Ciirist. I'.h'ssed 
be the (iod and i-"a1her .d' our Lord 
.Jesus Clirist who hath hegolteii US, 
again to a lixely hd|ie, by the resur- 
rection of -iesiis Ciirist frein llie (h'ad 
to an inln.'fit anei', iin-di'rn|i1 ii/h' and 
undehled, and liuit faih'th not awa.)', 
reserved in liea\-en for xoii wiio are 
kept by the powei' df CmI tl,;'oiigh 
faitli unto salvation, ready to be re- 
vealed 111 the hist tiinr. l,, ino- l)orii 
again not of e(,i-rupldde seed Imt of 
iiie<,rruptibh' by the woi-.l of (iod 
which livetii and ahuleth forevi'r. 

Now .lesus tlH' eliihl born unto us, 
the son given whose name is woinh'r- 
Ini, eoiin.Mdhjr, the .Mighty (io(h tlie 
Evei-laslmg Father. 

God the Father gave these siu'ep 
unto iiim, and In.' laid (hnMi his life 
the gdod shepherd for the s!ie,.p, and 
shall pivseiit them ])erfect befcu'e bis 
Fatln r's throne with exc-, ding joy. 

I'.chold what iiianin-r love 'the 

Father hath bestowed on ns that we 
should I)e called the Sons 01 God. In 
nature th ^se vessels of meivy, bear 
t!ie inmge of the earlhiy, but in -race 
they b.'ar the ima-e of the le^aveiily. 
One Lord, one fuith, one baptism, even 



136 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



as tliev art 



failed 111 one lu'i'^ 



(.od ui 1 - il ' 

Tlu'V sp.-ak tlu' .aiii. 

pi list to (.(d I JMll 

doctrine, one wav, a 
Avav. The NeAV 
down rroiti <in,l oiil ( 
above llir v>..nd. ir 



With 
are 



.rck 



( i 



shall i'l'!^''!!' then shall 
with hnn ill -lorv. 

How can these tliiirj- 
of the lii-hrst shall ^ 
he] pie; 



I tin 



niir l„,rn oi: (jod. and ; , 
laii->ht oi (.od IK tli 
ot (..od, for Cod is lo\ 
spe.ik ol Ins king(h)iii. ; 
power, and be eiialih'd 
Abba l-i ill ( 1 , Ol 1 1 M 
adoption. IT., thai lo-, 
(lo(L Inl- is h,.,-c. ;i 

that \N hi , 1, t M), 



Ol their 
C'hrist 
MR li . 



hi. 



' love til 



Obituaries. 



I>1';.\('(>\' D.W'II) !>• (M..\YT()\- 



dead and seven living. 
liro. ClavJon died in\ 



from home, 
profession, 
1 liorse. was 
went to bed, 
oiind dead. 



sh 



>d b\ 



!>>r,.tl.e 



[ Ml ills deatli tliat the 
1 11111. that lie saw no 

b ssin^ to fall askep 
hieli noiu- ever waiie 

jii mined Willi tiic 
Lu\'er. 1 erson eoiintv, 
not iiiio>\"n I l_)v the 
h his \\ lie were dis- 
s 111 .Septendier, LS8b, 
I' on, 



eilo: 



d. 



\ ion 

,ind served lii >'ears \\Mtli eredir to 
hniLseif and saiisiaetion to the ehureli. 
i have lieen mtiinatelv and personally 
aeciuainied with our deceased brother 
i). II. ('la\loii from his V(uitli, and feel 
that i am not suitieieiit to do justice 
to tile memor\- oi tlie good christian 
eharaet(r. onr dear brother, and lo 
the good nails o\ his moral charac- 
ter, and rmht liviiiy. He was strictlv 
honest in all the relations of life. As 
a elduvh member he was faithful in 
uearing Ins and more than ins sliare of 
tae ehureli. fie was industrious and 
i)ro\ ided well for his familv. was kind 
liearied and given lo liosjutalitv, was 
loved and respected not onlv bv the 
church, line l)\- all who knew him. As 
a liusbaiid and fatlier to Ins dear vh\]^ 
dreii and wiiv. ins e<pial would lie 



h 



■d [i> liiid. The sick 
ited. and helped thei 
w.'ut lai- and mar 



and 



i':ider 1'. I), i;..:.! ■■). ■ '-^n 

]*.V recpiest ..r liM 

write an obilinn' 

Clavtoll. ]le was .... : !, 
died Xov. 11). ]Ui:>. m.nvi.il In 

Moonev. Xov. L'-J. 1S71>. T(, !h 

riage were boiai nine cliihlr. 



feel tin 
Wliile 



,\ illn 



In 



eth. 



and lie has taken our (h'ar brother to 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



137 



Himself, and blessed be His name. 
May the good Lord bless liis dear wife 
and children ; be a husband to the wid- 
ow and a father to the children. I 
would say to the dear cliiklren try to 
follow the good exami)k; of your dear 
father, and if the Loitl wills may you 
all be blessed with the same good and 
precious faith of your dear father, 
and tJiat you all, and we all, may re- 
membftr thnt this poor, sinful world is 
not orr homo, that we may be wean- 
ed moi-e and more from its perishing 
vaniti(S and allurements, and be lifted 
and prepared for that Heavenly Home 

J. S. CLAYTON. 
Koxborx). N. C, R. 4. 



ELDER JUSEPH LaWRENCE, (Col.) 

Barnes — Sat. and ord Sunday in 
February. 

AVilsou — at night. 

Jjondon's — jMonday night. 

Little Ormond--Tiiur^,day ni-^I.t. 



ELDER e. aijams. 

Fellowsliip — Sat. and 1st Sunday in 
March, 

Rehoboth — Monday. 

Clement — Tuesday. 

Four Oaks — AVednesday. 

Smithfield— Thursday. 

Old Union — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 

Bethany — Monday. 

Cross Roads — Tuesday. 

Beaulah — AVednesday. 

School House near brother Charlie 
Hatchers — Thursday. 

Creech's — Friday. 

Salem— Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 



ELDER L. H. STEPHENSON. 
'South AVest— Sat. and 1st Sunday 
in March. 

Maple Hill — Monday. 
Cypress Creek — -Tuesday. 
Muddy Creek — AVednesday. 
Wilmington— at night, 



Bay — Thursday- 
A'opps. .Friday. 
Wards AVill — Saturday. 
North East — 2nd Sunday. 
Hadnotts Creek — Monday. 
Newport — Jlonday night, 
u rantsboro — Tuesday. 
Sandy Grove — AVednesday. 
Emuel — Thursday. 
Galloways — Friday. 
Red Banks — Saturday. 
]\leadow — 3rd Sunday. 
AVilson — Sunday night. 



ELDER A. L. MOORE AND FRAN?' 
EGGLESTON. 

Danville — Friday night before th« 
1st Sunday in March. 

Malmaison — Sat. and 1st Simday. 

Alountain Springsi — Monday. 

Strawberry — Tuesday. 

Mountain — AVednesday. 

Canaan — Thursday. 

Sugar Tree — Friday. 

Axton — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 

'J'hey will need convevance when off 
R. R. 



J. AV. M^YATT AND R. E. ADAMS. 

Mt. Lebanon — Sat. and 1st Sunday 
in March. 

Camp Creek — Monday. 

Surls — Tuesday. 

Helena — AVednesday. 

Flat River — Thursday. 

Roxboro — at night. 

Stories Creek — ^Sat. and 2nd Sun- 
day. 

Ebenezer — Monday. 

AVheelers — Tuesday. 

Prospect Hill — AVednesday. 

Arbor — Thursday. 

Pleasant Grove — Friday. 

New Hope— Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 

AVolf Island — Monday. 

Reidsville— at night. 

Monticello — Tuesday. 

Gilliams — AVednesday and at nigrht. 

Conveyance needed. 



138 



ZION'S LANDMAEK- 



LADIES! nARKEN 
YOUR GRAY HAIR 

Use Grandma's Sage Tea and Sulphur 
Recipe and Nobody will Know. 

The use of S!i<2-e and Suli)hui- for re- 
storinji' faded, ^■ray liair 1o its iiatnr<d 
color dales haidv to ,u-i'aiidinotlier "s 
time. Slie used i1 to keep her hair 
heautifully chirk, -h-ssy and ahmul- 
aut. AVheuever her hail- fell out or took 
on that dull, faded or streaked a])- 
lieai'ance, this simple unxlui'e was aj)- 
plied with woiidei'ful elfect. 

But hrewii]<^' at home is mussy ai'd 
out-of-date. Nowadays, hy askiu".;- at 
any dru<x store for a :">() cent l)ottle of 
"Wyeth's Sa^'c and Sulphur Hair 
Kenu'dy," ym will -et this famous old 
recipe \\hieli can Ix' depended upon to 
I'estore natural color and beauty to 
the hair and is splendid for dandrulf. 
dry, feverish, itchy sralp and fallinsi' 
liair. 

A well-known downto-wa drugpist 
says it darkens the hair so nidnraliy 
and evenly that nobody can tell it has 
been applied. You simply dampen a 
sponge or sc^ft brush Avith it and drvv 
this through your hair, taking one 
strand at a time. By moi-ning ^iu' 
gray hair disappears, and after ar,- 
other application or two, it becomes 
beautifully dark, glossy, soft and 
abundant. 



Foot Comfort Assured; Brooklyn Man 
Solves the Problem. 

It is no longer necessary to suffer 
agonies that are caused by misfit shoes. 
Simon's Ezewear Shoes are built to 
give every possible foot comfort. They 



are soft and stylish and do not need 
breaking in. They tit like the i)rov- 
erhial "old siioe" the miir.ite you 
v/ear them. Evei'y pair is guaranteed 
to give satisfaction and to Ht i)er- 
fectly. 

:\lr. B. II. Simon will gladly send a 
free catalogue of over 4."')<l styles of 
Kzwea;' Shoes along v/illi self nu'asur- 
i!ig blank to all who wi'ite him. Write 
f(jr your ecpy t(Mlay ami make your 
feet happy. Ad'.lress li. 11. Simon, 
l.'.S!) Broadway, Brookly, N. Y. 



TREMENDOUS VALUE 

FOR 15 CENTS. 

The Pathfinder, Leading Weekly Mag'- 
azine of Nation's Capital, Makes 
Remarkably Attractive Offer. 

AVashington, J). ('., Jan. 31. — ^Peojjle 
in every section of the country are 
hurrying to take advantage of the 
i'athlin(hM--s wonderful olfer to send 
tliHt si)lendi(l illustrat. '! i-evi<'W of the 
whole world thirteen weeks for 1") 
cents. It cost the edit(U' a lot of nujney 
1o do this, but he says it i)ays to in- 
vest in new friends and that he will 
keej) tin- olT.-r open until the Pathfind- 
er ])asses the t^vo hundred thousand 
circidation mark, which will be in a 
few we(d<s. Fifteen cents mailed at 
once with your application to Path- 
hnder, 10.". Douglas St., Washington, 
D. ('., will keej) the whole family in- 
foi'uu'd, ent(U-tained, helped and in- 
spired for the next three months.— 
Adv. 



Cabbage Plants That Grow. 

Hardy, fi'fist-])roof varieties. Grown 
ill th(> open ,.;n'liest in matui'ing. 100 
l-ostpaid 2oe. I!y express, charges col- 
lect, ])er lOnO in lots of less than 4,000, 
■+1 ; ■">.I'II0 to /,(M)i). ,s.M- : s.OOd to 10,000 
7.)c. Sjx'cial ])riees in lai'ger quanti- 
ties,. C. F. Hethingtou, 31eggetts, S. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



139 



Send us your i)rinting. We do any and 
all kinds. 



10 CENT "CASCARETS" 

IF BILIOUS OR COSTIVE 

For Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, 
Sluggish Liver and Bowels — They 
work while you sleep. 



Furred Tongue, Bad Taate, Indiges- 
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head- 
aches come from a torpid liver and 
clogged bowels, which cause your 
stomach to become filled with undi- 
gested food, which sours and ferments 
like garbage in a swill barrel. That's 
the first step to untold misery — indi- 
gestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow 
skin, mental fears, everything that is 
horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret 
to-night will give your constipated 
bowels a thorough cleansing and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleep — a 10-cent box 
from your druggist will keep you feel- 
ing good for months. 



Jiettcr if is to he of liuiuhle spirit 
with the lowly, than lo divide the 
spoil with the porud. 



Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Saiialai'iuiii, located at 533 
Main St.. St. .l..s..|,li, M,... Ims pub- 
lished a book sli«,wiHt:- tin' deadly ef- 
feet oi" th<' tohacco hahit. and liow it 
can be stop])ed ni thrcie to hve davs. 

As thev are dist nbul iii^r tins liooli 
free, aiiv one waiitiiif>- a coiiv should 
seuil their iiaiiie and address at once. 



FROST PROOF 

CABBAGE PLANTS 




W. L. KIVETT, 
High Point, N. C . 



ELDER II. M. WILLIAMS, 
lii'othcr lieiijaimn lloueycutt's — 

Mareh J 7th at ni-lit. 
Lil)ei'ly Hill— Jb. 
liowai'ds rliai)cl— IS). 
.Mr. Lra tons- -1^.1. 
\VI,iic (.);.k (ii-ovc— 21. 

Creek— 22. 
Calieo— 2:;. 
lioek Hill— 24. 
I'icrces Chapel— 25. 
Toms Cr.M.k--2!.. 
lli-h i'onit -27. 
L<'x:ii-'on-2s. 



Coiii-oi'd at nifi'ht. 
New /ion ;W. 
Conveyance needed. 




TRM! e ' ASlsUAl. SWEKT 

oliri;, ,1 Veg. Seeds. Bulbs, 

IMar.i . ,.n I , . Write for it. 

lOHHLE . , c. Floral Park, N.Y. 



The wrath of a kiii^' is as messen- 
p-ers of death; but a wise luaii wid 
pacify it. 



ZION'S ].ANDM.\RK- 



An ungodly man diggeth up evil; 
and in his lips tliere is as a burning 
fire. 



HrsflNSlOVfSg^:- 




Purely Vegetable — Not Ixa.coiic 

Has been used for over seventy years by „uliioiv. 



relievine infantile diarrlioea. Be 5 
"Mrs. Winslow's Sootliiiiff Syrnp" 
other. Twenty-five cont-s. 



A vu)lent man eiilicctli In 
and leadetli huii into the v 
not good. 



CABBAGE PLANTS « 



tainable,atthc following prices f.o.b. hci 

600 for 75c 1000 for $1.) 

2000 to 4000, at $1.00 per 1000 
6000 to 9C0O, at SOc " " 
10,000 to 24,000. at7jc " 
25,000 and over at GSc " 



S. M. GIBSON CO.. Eo. : 



Tobacco Habit Banfched. 

to 12 hours. No eraviug for 

vii) iii ;iJiy i'unu iiiU-r l.rst dosi-. 

n!rss. 110 hji'iit Fnn.iiM- drugs. 



, , for Froe 

Eookiot, '■iu,oa^CL; kedee:nor" and 
positive proof. 



man, l\u 
from th: 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS, 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 



Each "Rape's Diapepsin" digests 3000 
grains food, ending all stomach 
misery in five minutes. 



Time it! In five minute«3 all stom- 
ach distress will go. No indigestion, 
heartburn, sourness or belching of 
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested 
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul 
breath or headache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its 
speed in regulating upset stomachs. 
It is the surest, quickest stomach rem- 
edy in the whole world and besides it 
is harmless. Put an end to stomach 
trouble forever by getting a large 
fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin 
from any drug store. You realize in 
five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder. It's the quickest, 
surest and most harmless stomach 
doctor ia the world. 



A forw ard man soweth strife : and a 
■ liispcrrr sc))arateth chief friends. 




@ /l/^ Removes Dirt 
" stand Makes Better Soap 
61z.n5 More For Your Money 

Best lye made for all household purposes. Te 
cent size (20 ^)Z.) will saponify eight pounds of 
grease. Made in three forms; solid, granulated 
and ball, in five and ten cent sizes. II you want 
the largest can of the best lye, insist upon MllN- 
DLESON'S. Also sold in bulk for makingcomj)ost. 
A. MENDLESON'S SONS. ALBANY, N. Y. 




iilUN'S LANI^MARK. 



141 



Free Fruit Trees. 

U\viug to the curtcxiliu<i' oi' our ex- 
port (rade and otlier eausfs, we ha-, r 
u surplus oi about 1, i oO,(m):) fi-iui. 
shade, oruauieutal Ucf.-., \ uie> inid 
plants, the tiuest slO(.-k we lui-.i; rv i- 
g.owu. To dispose ol tliis sui plus > ,-, 
lapidly as possible v^e have cut our 
regular price^o in half ami wlL prepay 
the freight ou all orders <i ii.:,LiuUiii;' 
to or over. In addi.ion to tli" 
above tliseount \\e, are ^'oiiig to yive 
absoluely iree, ( )kh:i,<)iiia l]e;aii\- 
Teach, i ••• \ iiu!Ikt < )ju- 

Teacli, 5011 i: ,\|)[)ie tiv-^ 

and ; i; i''avoiite 

Strawberry J'Jam-, .is i(_il,(j\vs; Wiiw 
each $1.00 purchase your eholee of 
these trees or plants to tiie aiuouiil of 
fifty cents. Order before this girt 
>tock is exhausted. They include the 
dnest stock Ave have ever sold. 

Special discount to Ministers; We 
will allow Ministers an additional 
discount of iifty j)er cent, from above 
on fruit trees and fruit plants for tlieir 
homes. 

Write today f(n- price list and fui'- 
ther particulars. Don't delay. Kefcr- 
ence: Bradstreet, or have your bank- 
er investigate us. Greensboro Nurs- 
eries, Jolin A. Young & Sons, Owners. 
Box A, Greensboro, N. C. 



To Mothers. 

jJon't Icar croup, rveep a jar of 
jloiUer s Jo^ bai\e ni tne house, it 
'wiii leiieve cioup uud ureak up a cold 
lu lcu miiuiLe.s. .'.lade from pure 
Loose (Jrease, multon suit and otiier 
iK-aiJiig- ui.ui -u-t lus. it never fads. 
Jl yoti .M I nave a cuug'li, 

jusi Uiiv. ■ and go to bed, 

ai:(i yi;;, , al Oliee. 1' or 

c . ' , ., ;n put it on a 

. yuU AVlll 

i, : ■ .: ,.,.,,.,,,^,,i.i-ed. k your 

iiL . ■,. .ill does not liave iL, send us 
l\, eiii;, e cenls and get a large jar. 
Goose Grease Co.. Greensboro, ri. G. 



A Foe to Tuberculosis 

The Journal of the American Medical Assocla- 
tlon (Augrust 9, 1914), reviewing an articrann 

and Health," said: "They (the authors) re- 
port numbers of concrete instances in which d«- 
liucium?'" """"^^ 

vlJ^?H^^lHf tuberculosis lowered 

vitality and lost energy must be overcome. 
ti.P°!^°f.,i «=°Of"""'nts of Ecfcman's Altera- 
iivtl ir^,'^ ",™ "> *"ch combination 

r,iimn'^"/K iDCTedlents as to be easily 

nfrf ii%^^-^/*''®*'^^*^®P«''s°n> To this. In 
?n f.^'o i£?® ' success 1 n the treatmen t of tuber- 
mirt r'*^® which even some ethical 



.^uiuoyieaainsamggistsorser 
_ the Laboratory. We would likts lo 
va°ue''aQd*refe?eDcl information of 

23 N SeviS'''^'''^^0'^AT0RY. 
23 N. Seventh St. PhUadelohia. 



O. C. DANIELS, M. D. 
Specialist 
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. 

' Borden Building, Coldsboro, N. C. 



A wi(dce( 
ps ; and a 
tongue. 



giveth heed to false 
I . .m Ii ear to a naugh- 



GET RID OF HUMORS 

AND AVOID SICKNESS 

Humors in the blood cause inter- 
nal derangements that affect th« 
wliole system, as well as pimples, 
l)(.ils oilier eruptions, and are 
resp'iiisililo fer the readiness with 
whicli n'.aiiv ju'ople couti-act disease, 

F(ir foi-ty years Hood's Sarsapa- 
rilla has l)een more successful tha» 
any other medieine in expelling 
humors and removing their inward 
and outward effects. Get Hood's. 
No other medicine acts like it. 



THE CELEBRATED 

ilironebsjrg Nursery 



IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH 




READ EVERY WORD OF THIS 
REMARKABLE STORY 

It is told by one who has himself ex- 
perienced the regeneration in which 
he encourages you to seek by the 
self -same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of a traveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my case as chrjnic gras- 
tritis, brought on by disease of the liver and 
complicated by kidney trouble. I consult- 
ed specialtists who confirmed his diagnosis. 
Months passed, I grew worse and was finally 
compelled to give up my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful 
cures which had resulted from drinking the 
water of a little spring in the Mineral Belt 
of South Carolina, a piclrro of which spring 
appears on Ihi^^ pv ■ q, I ■ ' <■ '>er;i'ioii I tried 



had relumed avA I ^ a: -li stron?jcr; :it 
the end of the third week I felt that I was 
rompletel: cured. That was si.x years ago 
and I still enjoy ! erfe^.'t liealMi. 

Knowing that i! had re>:torod my health 
and believing that it had saved my life. 1 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether tlie 
water would cure others as it had cured me. 



from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
lio Leaerit Ironi the use of ihe tea galioiis. 
The other nine hundred and uinety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many clainied LhuL Li-e \vaier had saver their 
lives. 

I realized that 1 had discovered one oT the 
world's greatest mineral siiringa, and 1 de- 
-,ided to devote n:y life to it. But how 
could I make tlie v orld listen, how could 1 
make them believe my story? The precious 
water was running to waste while thousands 
were suffering. I said, I wiA make them be- 
lieve me by showing my faitli in them and in 
the curative power of t)ie Spring. I will tell 
them that the water shall cost them nothing 
if it fails to benefit. 

The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof and I sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others accepted my offer without 
question. Thousands have written me re- 
porting relief and permanent cure of a great 
variety of chronic. diseases. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To tliis end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Zion's Landmark 
to come to see me. At my desk I opened my 
mail and showed him the letters from men 
and women from all parts of the country 
who had' found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced hira to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and letters from phy- 
sicians explaining (he curative properties of 
the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement r^r me. 

Will You Believe? 

I do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
T did. I estimate that I drank about ten gal- 
lons and I, therefore, offer ghidly to ship you 
two five gallon demijohns on niy guarantee 



that if you find that it does not benefit you 
I will promptly refund the price, which is 
only $2.00. You must promise to drink the 
water in accordance with the In.structions 
which I will send you and return the empty 
demijohns. I make you the sole judge as 
to whether the water has benefited you, and 
as the Advertising Manager of this papei 
has kindly consented to guarantee my guar- 
antee to refund your money, if you are nol 
benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly free 
to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetes, nervous headache and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the disease-j 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 

Every Mail Bring Letters Like These 

Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir. As you are well aware, in 1309 I was 
suffering with indigestion, stomach and liver 
disorders and all its train of horrifying phe- 
nomena for several months. I had lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shreded wheat, a very insuf- 
ficient diet for an active working man, and 
of course, from disease and starvation was 
in a very low state of nervous vitality and 
general debility. I ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gained 
29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well and 
have worked practically every day since. It 
acts ,1.8 a general renovator of the system. I 
prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large quanti- 
ties as possible, for its properties are so hap- 
pily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disturb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

DuPont, Ga., Nov. 25, 1911. 
Shivar Spring. Shelton, S. C: Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous in- 
digestion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
than from montLs at Hot Springs, Ark., and 



numerous other springs. I consider it the 
very best water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, V'a., Nov. 24, 1911. 
Mr. X. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir — I suffered with intestinal indigestion 
and the Shivar Spring Water has cured me:^ 
I would gladly recommend it to all suffering 
with indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
My father had kidney trouble last fall and he 
thought Shivar Spring Water saved his life. 
Respectfully, MRS. HARX'EY DIXON. 

Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C; Dear 
Sir — I ordered 10 gallons Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter especiafly for my teething baby who was 
suffering with its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured l.er disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatigue, anc^, the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 
Very respectfully, MRS. Vv\ C. McGILL. 

Columbia, S. C, Aug. 11, 1912. 

Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.: Dear 
Sir — Until a few weeks ago my wife was a 
chronic sufferer from gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve her pain by render- 
ing her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, pas- 
tor of Shandon Baptist cluirch of Columbia, 
S. C, advised me to take her immediately to 
Shivar Spring. On consulting my physician 
he agreed that it would be best to do so 
without delay. In about three days after ar- 
riving at the Spring, she was apparently re- 
lieved and had regained her appetite. She 
has suffered no ill efipr-i of the trouble since. 
Please publish this ti i the benefit of suffer- 
ers. J. P. DRAFFIN. 

P. S.— I suffered for 8 yenrs with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. 
After using this water only a few days, I 
am entirely relieved and suffer no more ef- 
fect of the trouble whatever. 



Fill Out This Coupon and Mall It Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give it a fair trial In 
accordance with the instructions which 
you will send, ?nd if I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

Please write distinct!/ 



144 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



The hoary head is a crown of glory, 
if it be found in tlie way of righteous- 



GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS" 

TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 



Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't Inarm 
tender little Stomach, liver 
and bowels. 



Look at the tongue, mother! If 
coated, your little one's stomach, liver 
and bowels need cleansing at once. 
When peevish, cross, listless, doesn't 
sleep, eat or act naturally, or is fever- 
isB, stomach sour, breath bad; has 
sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give 
a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of 
Figs," and in a few hours all the foul, 
constipated waste, undigested food 
and sour bile gently moves out of its 
little bowels without griping, and you 
have a well, playful child again. Ask 
your druggist for a 50-cent bottle of 
"California Syrup of Figs," which con- 
tain; *ull directions for babies, chil- 
dren of all ages and for grown-ups. 



The lot is cast into the lap ; btit the 
whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. 



Recipe for Gray Hair 

To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum, 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Apply to the hair twice a 
week unta it becomes the desired shade. 
Any druggist can put this up or you caa 
Kfta it at home at rerr little cost. Full di- 
rectieas for raa-Mng a-ad use come In each 
bex ®f Barbo Comp«und. It will gradually 
darken sfereateed, faded gray hair, and re- 
moves dandruff. It is exeellent for falling 
hair and will make harsh hair soft and glos- 
&y. It win not color the scalp, is not sticky 
or greasj', and does not rub elf.. 



The fining i)ot is for silver, and the 
furnace of gold: but the Lord trieth 
the hearts. 



Try Murine Eye Remedy 

If vou have Red, Weak, Watery Eves • 
or Granulated Evelids. 1 )oesn ' t'Smart 



Pride goeth before destn.'tion, an 
n haughty spirit before a fall. 



CK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 



Girls! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and 
bea itiful — Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine. 



If you care for heavy hair that glis- 
tens v. ith beauty and is radiant with 
lite; has an incomparable softness and 
in fluffy and lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the 
beauty of your hair, besides it imme- 
diately dissolves every particle of 
(la".clruff. You can not have nice 
heavy, healthy hair if you have 
<;a:idniff. This destructive scurf robs 
the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
lis very life, and if not overcome it 
produces a fcverishness and itching of 
the scalp; the hair roots famish, 
loj - n and die; then the hair falls out 
;.\ I s^Tcly get a 25-cent bottle of 
K; , .u's Danderine from any drug 
■ 1 just try it. 



Better is a little with righteousness 
than great revenues without right. 



Fros! Proof CABBAGE PLANTS 

OVER 100 ACRES HIGHEST QUALITY. , 



own plants If plan 
,r a month sooner 

>s by parcel post, po 



1000. * By express charges coUect, at 81. 
W. C. CCiMTY CO., B0X6> Yonges 



Island, S. «. 



d Onion Plants, Si. 50 per 1000. 

ALFRED rduANNET. Mt. Pleasant. S. C. 



Tlie wise in heart shall be called 
pi ndent : and the sweetness of the lips 
increaseth Icarmng, 



He that handleth a matter wisely 
shall find good: and whovso trusteth in 
the Lord, happy is he. 



Reolpo for Gray Hair 

To half pint of vater add 1 oz. Bay Ruoa, 
a amall box of Barbo Compound, aad 1-4 oa. 
<rf glycarine. Apply to the hair twice a 
weak antil it becomes the desired shade. 
Any druggist oaa put this up or you eaa 
mix » at hove aA rmv HtUe cost. Full di- 
' ceeQcaa for waMnt asd use oeraa In sack 
box «f Qasrbe Oomommd. It will s^aduallf 
(SaiOteax t^coaJ^Q, f&ded gpay hair, and 
movefl dan^raGC 1st is exaeneat for fani^ 
hair and will mafca harBh h&i/r soft and slo»- 
ay. It will not color the soalp, is not attek^ 
or grea.sy, and does not ruk otL 



Pleasant words are as an honey- 
comb, sweet to the soul, and health to 
the bones. 



flENDLESON'5 



A BIGGER CAN 
I A BETTER QUALITY I 

Has no equal for making soap, T 
I and for general household uses, f 
[ Made in three forms; solid, granu- L 
latedand ball. Five and ten cent E 
I cans. Pound can will make fifteen f 
I pounds best quality soap. Insist | 
I that your grocer sell you 

IMENDLESON'S BEST LYE. 

Sold also in 
bulk for mak- 
ing compost. 

A.MENDLESON'S | 
SDKS, 



In the light of the king's counten- 
ance is life; and his favour is as a 
«loud of the latter rain. 



Cancer Cured at the Kellam H capital. 

The record of Ihd Kel am Hospital 
is without parallel In history, haTlng 
cured vrithout the uce ef tke Knife. 
Aelds, X-Ray or Radium, OTer ninety 
per cent, of the many huadreds of 
sufferers from Cancer which It nas 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man and wom- 
an In the United States te Itaew what 
we are doing. KELLAM H0I5PITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond. Va. 
Write for llteratiire. 



The liighway of the upright is to de- 
part from evil: he that keepeth bis 
way preserveth his soul. 



IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, 
FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look Mother! if tongue la coated, 
cleanse little bowels with "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs." 



Mothers can rest easy after giving 
"California Syrup of Figs," because In 
a few hours all the clogged-up waste, 
sour bile and fermenting food gently 
moves out of the bowels, and you have 
a well, playful child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to 
take this harmless "fruit laxative." 
Millions of mothers keep it handy be- 
cause they know its action on the 
stomach, liver and bowels Is prompt 
and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a 50-cent bot- 
tle of "California Syrup of Figs," which 
contains directions for babies, children 
of all ages and for grown-ups. 



In the Lord put I my trust : how say 
ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your 
mountain? 




If the foundations be destroyed, 
what can the righteous do? 



7 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE .CAUSE OF JESUS CHRISl 



EXi'KKlENO,, 

Dear Bi'other (Jold:— 1 have beeJi 
thinking for sonictiuii' of writiug to 
you. I fei'l so low iUwvn today, i fell 
like a good Ji-t1cr IVoiu you would do 
me good. 1 fci-l like 1 liave inoi'e 
troubles tluiu any ojic else. 

Several years agn i got so troubled 
1 didn't know what to do or what 
was the matter wiiii nic 1 would 
walk around from our place to an- 
other and ask the Lord l(j have mercy 
on me. Every thing looked dark to 
me. 

1 had bad dreams. 1 dreamed of 
colored iJeoplc making faces at me. 
Dreamed of going to bed with snakes. 
1 prayed to the Lord to let me see 
things right. 1 was in so much mis- 
ery. I dreamed 1 v,as in my '-ool^: 
room and then' ^\as a hngi' ball oF 
fire came an.d stood ov;m- m\- hi'ad and 
everything was as hriu'lit as day. Thai 
helped me some. Then 1 sav,- the 
Lord in a dream and fell at his feet 
and prayed. 

One night 1 di-eanu'd I was walking- 
through a thick woods V, ith a fricii:! 
of mine and 1 h)okiMl back and saw a 
church and Jesiis ■i\as slandiiig in the 
door. He beckoned U,v ns lo miuA. but 
I couldn't get my I'ricnd io <^i, and 1 
didn't go. I "went c^n tlirougl; the 
woods and they were so thick i' cojild 
hardly get through. Aftei- a wiiile I 
pame out ot the woods to a large 



house. I went in and Je-sus was sit- 
ting in one room with three wonu-n 
servants. He told one of them to give 
me some wine. 

I loved the church mcndjeis and 
would go to church when 1 coidd. 1 
wanted to join the church but didn't 
feci like they would believe me if I 
tol.l them what 1 had been through. 
A^ain I di-eamed of a storm. The 
tluindei- and lightning was awful. 
Everybody seemed to l)e friglitoned 
exci'i)t me. 1 was singing and when 
I woke u)) 1 wa^ singing the pi'ettiest 
song T evei- 'lieard. I have m-v.-r 
heard the song though it is ;:ti!l in 
my mind. Tln n 1 felt like my Saviour 
savd me. 

r fell |.ei-fectly willing after t!iat to 
join the cliiirch, but 1 did dread the 
Avater. Then 1 dreanu'd I was in the 
water Avliei'e 1 was Iniptized and 1 no 
bmgei- dreaded bai^tism. Tt was cold 
and ihere was snow on the ground, 
but I did not mind it. Since tlu-n 1 
have dreamed several times about be- 
ing in the woods with no way to get 
out, but after a while the way would 
1)0 opened up. 

Pray for me dear Brother Gold. 

A. 



"TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS " 

The following was sent to brother 
C. B. Hall, which he has sent ns for 
publicatioru 



146 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



Dear Brother Hall : — Your last let- 
ter was too much for me to answer, 
in fact the only answer 1 could give 
was "yea and amen" to all you said. 

1 will try to write you a few of 
my thoughts and hope they will ac- 
cord with your views. 

Before I got up this morning the 
following scripture came on my mind 
and has been with me more or less all 
day. "They shall be called trees of 
righteousness, the planting of the 
Lord." Just that much. 

I knew before looking it up who 
Avere called "trees of righteousness." 
It seems to me each child of God is 
an individual tree, as there are many 
kinds of trees naturally, even so si)ir- 
itually. It seems to me that the spir- 
it of the Lord is the way which per- 
meates every part of the tree. We 
know that without sap the natural 
tree will wither and die and it is so 
with the spiritual one. We will say 
then that the sap is the life of the 
tree. In the spring the sap rises and 
we see the putting forth of buds and 
in a short time sweet smelling flow- 
ers, and on some there are luscious 
fruits. These things take place \p. the 
spring time and summer when the 
sun shines bright. Theie is another 
time when the sap goes down, all of 
it does not leave the tree, but there 
are cold north winds and the sun does 
not give forth as much warmth. Tho 
tree looks dead. There is no sign of 
life and it brings forth no fruit. 

It seems to me that this is the Avay 
it is wdth a child of God, if T know 
anything about their experience. 

I have met good brethren when they 
were warm, their faith was in lively 
exercise. They spoke of the mercies 
and goodness of the Lord and Avere as 
trees when the sap flows freely. Then 
again I have met these same brethrpn 
and it was with them as the trees of 
winter time; to be sure the tree is 



not dead. The sap has not entirely 
left it, but it gives forth no evidenc. 

From time to time we see evidence 
of the rising of the sap and feel ;<) 
know indeed that these trees are the 
"planting of the Lord." 

There are trees in which the sa]> 
never goes down, these are called 
"evergreen." We have some brethri'n 
just like this to my mind, Avho seem 
ahvays filled with the spirit and are 
]iutting forth miieh fniit. 

In this we are told our Heavenly 
Father is glorified. 

Brother Gold, to my mind is one of 
the evergreen kind. He never seems 
to be lifeless and is always filled with 
the "good news of glad tidings from 
a far country." 

There is still another kind of tree, 
whose fruit is no good, and among 
this kind I feel my own Avretched 
self represented. T do feel sometim'^s 
that T produce miserable thorns, not 
only of no use, but hurtful to all Avith 
whom they come in contact. 

Tf indeed Ave are of the "planting 
of the Lord" all will come right in 
the end. We are told that "the trees 
of the Lord are full of sap." Psalms 
104:16. 

I was once very much impressed 
AA'ith this scripture: "In this is your 
Father glorified that ye bear much 
fruit." When T found out the fruit 
of the "spirit is love, joy, peace, long 
suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 
meekness and temperance," Gal. 
5-22 :23, T felt never to have borne 
the blossom before the fruit. 

Trees are entirely dependant things 
and my desire is that the Lord may 
give us day bv day renew^ed evidence 
that we are the "planting of the 
Lord." 

Bennie joins me in lov" to you and 
Rister Hall. 

Affectionately. 
MARY J. TflTGPEN^, 



ZION S LAi^DMARK 



147 



STRENGTH. 

iSoine time aud some where 1 liavc 
read the questiou, "What i;i the 
strongest thing.'' i don't just re- 
member where it was; but tlit-ri; may 
be something like that ni the Apoeli- 
rai)hy. Three men ausv.rrtnl tlie 
question. One said, "'V\o:;i( ii are tin- 
strongest." AUOtlirr s;ikI, "Wiur ).> 
the strongest." TIm^ wtlicr said, 
"Trutli is tile strongest. " iliusr ilin .- 
men dehati'd the (iiu'stioii. istrh liis 
ans\ve!-. A1 tlif close ail ^av''.. tiic 
decisis. 11 t., Iiiiii w Ik. <l ■bated in beiiait 
of truth, 'i'hat niusl have bem a wise 
deeisiou for notlung cdn b(' strong 
which is not true. 

God hates i'alsehood. lie hatis sin. 
His hatred f.K' sin in His pcnpl,' av;is 
so great tluit llr gave His oiiiy bc-o;- 
ten Son to die to take it awa\- ;Mid to 
sav^e them from it and its evil conse- 
quences. (j()d hates that which in it- 
self would have destroyed His people. 
When our Savioui- died He made an 
end of sin and brought in ('\ei'lasting 
righteousness. This He gives us. 
Therefore our sins became His by ini- 
])utation. When He died He died for 
the sins of His people whieli were His 
im])uted sins. He gave us His riglit- 
oousness whieli is our imnuted 'ight- 
eousness. 

In our sorrow for sin, which is the 
repentance He gives us, we are luine- 
ering for righteousness, which He al- 
so gives us. Thus we desire to tu)-n 
from sin wliieh is all thei'e is in us 
and to turn to righteousness wliich is 
alone in Clirist our Lord. Therefore 
it cannot he true that we have repent- 
ed of the sin which we are glad of. 
The moi'e w(> see of sin the more we 
hate it and the further we want to g-t 
from it. Therefore the charge which 
was brought against the apostles, 
"Le ns do evil that good may come,'' 
is a false charge. It is false when said 



of any child of God today. They do 
not believe such false stutf. As the 
apostle said, "Their damnation is 
just." 

Godly sorrow leads us to repentance 
and that repentance needs not to be 
repented of. Or we never are led 
from that repentance. It is from God, 
and what the Lord doeth He doetii 
forever. It is a repentance unto life 
and salvation. We can never again 
be glad (jf those sins for which the 
Lord has given us repentance. We 
will always be in reiientance for tho.se 
sins, for the Lord lias done it and it is 
forever. Then it is weakness in the 
strickest sense of that word lo 
tiiink that one can lie glad of these 
sins. 

Sometimes we hear the saying, "1' 
cannot understand that preaclier, he 
is too deep for me." How do you 
know that he is deep if you cannot 
understand him .' Depth does not hide 
mysteries, it rather reveals them. That 
is deep to you which you can under- 
stand and feast upon, you then feel, 
"How good the word of God is to me. 
It is a feast of fat things on the lees 
well refined." That is not in such a 
.state that you cannot receive it and 
you can see into it and rejoice that 
tho word of (iod is in you and you in 
the word of God. You cannot see deei) 
in muddy water and you have to 
stoj) to think what to do. If you go 
in you may not be able to come out 
for you do not know what is there, 
you cannot see. It may be that there 
is no depth there, only one-half inch 
or not enough to wet your shoe-soles 
but you cannot see. When the word 
of God is clearly spoken you may 
look to a great depth and drink free- 
ly of tliat fountain and I'ejoiee in the 
Lord. The depth does you good in- 
stead of harm. You are strengthened 
by it for it is truth and is strong in 
the Lord. It takes that kind of preach- 



148 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



ing to bear up tlie poor weak saints 
ot the LorcL it streiigtlu'us tlie wt.ik 
knees and contirms tlie ieeble lianciS, 
and says to liuu that is ol a iearftd 
heart, "Be strong. " 

The Lord brings evil upon the land 
to rebuke it lor sin. 

"1 form the liglit, and ercaic dark- 
ness: 1 make peaee, and eri'aU; evil: 
1 the Lord do all tlicse thii,-s. ' Is. 
45:7. ^ _ 

Jsrael was the Lord's pcupli-. lie 
called them in Abraham aim prc- 
s(!rved them, lie led tin in (l.iN ii ni1(j 
i'igyj)t for their deveioj am n i w bi!..' 
the inicpiity of the Ainonii' \,as liii- 
ing up. He visited lln'iu in !.,!-yi)t as 
no otiicr j)i'()]ilc was ever visited. I'n 
raoh did them evil for tlie good win. , 
they had done to him and bis j)eopi ■. 
Joseph was an Israelite and the Sa . - 
ior of Egypt but all his goodness lo 
the Egyptians was forgotten and tl c 
cliildren of Israel were reeeiving evil 
at the hands of the Egyi)tians for all 
the good which had been done lo 
them. The Lord brought evil upon 
Pharaoh and all Egypt. Was it sin in 
(rod to thus deal with them .' who will 
say it? Was not God giving tlie;:i 
that which t\iey had merited.' Thi y 
had slain His people, even tbose i f 
them Avho did not know their right 
hands from their left. Had they a 
right to do the people of God this 
way? The Lord destroyed them in 
their sins. Therefore the evi! lie 
brought on that land was a reljiike 
the sin of the land. When 11(> 
established Ihem in the bind of Cana- 
an and ])lanted tin m there in pea;'.' 
from all their enemies, and cause 1 
them to flourish as be did no other na- 
tion they forgot Him. They set no 
idols in the land and woi'shijied theai 
saying, "These be thy gods, mi Israel, 
which brought thee uj) out of the land 
of Egypt." Hear. ()h ye, heavens 
and give eai', Oli. earth, the blasphe- 



mous cry of the people of God whom 
He had so wonderfully and miracu- 
lously blessed I Should He not east 
them* out forever.' Should not his 
mercies turn clean away from them.' 
I Hit hear Him, "For 1 am the Lord, 1 
c'nange not; therefore ye sous of Jacob 
are not consumed."" Mai. ■i-.'o. Oh, 
wonderful God: the sins of His i)eoplv' 
cannot turn Ilim from His love to 
them. But will He justify them in 
their sins because they are His? AVou'd 
that be the ■\\ay of truth and right- 
ousness.' No. It vas for that very 
cause tiia; He created darkness upon 
tlu'm and . . il against ticiii,. For this 
pni'iiose He an,>inted Cyrus and made 
biiii !!i. s,.i / Mii 1,. nnnV;;i Israel. W" 
it sin in God to do liiis; Surely He 
did t his in puni b Mig sin : i lie sin i.l" 
llis o^\■n peoj)le. 1! \U- not tbi^ 
light.' Who can say t!:e contrary.' 
In this the Lord taught Cr.. us that lb- 
was th.' (b)(l of Israel r;.d ,;.e -la.-ob 
was His .deet, and tliat He lb! ail tlie^ 
for His .deefs sake. H-ad the ' -> 
chapter of Isaiah and you will ; . e. m 
all this the Lord showed that, ' I <i:.. 
the Lord, aiul there is none else. - 
is m. (Uh\ beside me: 1 girde^i I 
though thou bast not known me:" and 
"That they (brae! iii;iy knoA\- from 
the risinu' of tlie sun. and from the 
West, that tliei'e is n(;ne besides me. I 
am the Loi'd and there is imne else."' 
Oh the way of the Lord in teaching 
His peoide, and yet Israel did not 
know. Sur(dy it was a stiff necked 
])eo]de. The servants of the Lord 
stretidied forth their hands all the 
(biy bnig to them and tb(>y did n^t 
beac nor repent. When the T;(n-d came 
on the earth they Avere ;is rebelious as 
ever and hated the Holy One of Israel 
'and crucified Him of whom the proph- 
ets had siioken. Oh Avicked, rebelious 
Tsratd. W^as it not just in tb.e Lord 
to spcAV yon out of his mouth and 
purge His land of smdi a filthy na- 



EIUN'8 LANDMARK. 



4 

149 



tipu? He said to them, "And I will 
make* your cities waste, and bring 
your sanctuaries unto desolation, and 
i will not smell the savour of your 
sweet odors. And 1 will bring the 
land into desolation: and your enem- 
ies which dwell therein shall be as- 
tonished at it. And 1 will scatter you 
among the heathens, and will draw 
out a sword after you: and your laud 
shall be desolate, and your cities 
waste." Lev. 26:31, ;J2, Did ]!<■ 

not do this in the day^, di nld, in ihc 
days of their transgrcssiisn .' Siirrly 
so. Were they pl.Msiii- VuA] Tii.-i 
He would not liavr laid llic ind uikhi 
them nor sulfercd tlicir oit'ini-s o 
prevail against tlieui. These punish- 
ments were foi' 1heir sins. T'n'y v\'ere 
God's rebukes. He l)i'ouL;iii Ihem ui)- 
on them because they wvv His peo- 
ple. These punishiuents were severe 
but they have not destroyed God's 
people. His fire is for purifying and 
not for the destroying of the gold, it 
refines and jiurfies the ])i-eeir;us. bet 
it consumes tin- dross. His wind Idows 
away the chaff bnt it i)repa!-es tlu' 
Avheat for use. 

Thus did the Lord deal with His 
chosen people. 

Let ns look at o\ir own land a liltb': 
The Lord t(,ok us out .d' the hamis of 
severe ])ei-seentions in the ohi coun- 
tries and s(>tth'd us hci-.' in this laniK 
As soon as we Mcrc lVei> ffoni thi' op- 
pressions of oui- enenues we het;an lo 
enslave others of the children of men. 
and the negroes were stolen and 
brought out of their own land ami 
sold here as merchandise. The Stat" 
of Virginia seeing the evil of this 
traffic in human flesh was the first 
State in tlfe union to pass an act by 
her legislature against the slave 
trade. But the eastern States saw 
the opportunity to enlarge their 
jnirses by the continuing of this ttaf 
fif and they over-ruled the act of tlic 



Virginia Legislature and continued 
the trade. When they saw that the 
negro labor could not be made to pay 
ii their business they s(d(l 'diein to the 
Southern States. The Southern States 
went lo wui k lo make them pay. Th ■ 
negroes were treated as brutes and 
punished unmercifully for the sake of 
nn}uey. Majiy came lo conclude that 
tiny were (jnl\ a s.d of brutes and 
tiu'y cared for tlieni as such, iiul will 
the Lor.l hold ills anger forever.' Will 
lie not hear 1 he cry of Ihe poor and 
the needs : The civil war canu\ What 
was it for.' Surely it, was a rebuke to 
the people the Ijord had released from 
the bondage of ])ersecution m tlu- old 

countries. lie created e\li ;iL;ain'-t us 

and rebuked us. \\'l,o sulieivd ilu; 
worst.' The r,,nf( delate Males had 
six hundred ihousand men in the litdd 
and si \ , n1y-live thousand men, or 
nearly one for every man the Confed- 
erate Slates had in the army. Why 
was this .' Is It not enon-h to t(dl ns 
that the rebuke of ihe Lord was uiion 
tlieiu for the great siu t;;ey had 
bron-ht (ui this land? Then our iv- 
bukiniv \\as ui-eat because we willing- 
ly pai'took <d' and bought tiunr e\ il. 
The L(n-d cri-ated ,'vil aginst this n:i- 
lH)n and ivlmked it heavily for this 
sin. Xo political parties as such ai'e 
to i,iaiiie foi- tiiis sill for it was a na- 
tion wide sill \\hi(di was partaken of 

Is it not t l ue that the present great 
wai- in l']nr(.pe is a rebuking fi-om the 
l.oi-d on those nations for llieir self- 
c(,nceiteduess and pride.' Aiv they 
not liviiiL;' in ureat s|>lendor at the e.\- 
|)ense of tin p(,or and the lU'cdv 

the wa-es they earn .'' Ai-e they' not 

OppiVSSors of the poor? Does n(,1 the 

sweat of the p(,or .-ly to the Lord from 
the ground.' Can anything of this 



150 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



kind go unpuuished. The Lord is ;i 
just God. lie is the King aiul lie will 
do right, lie lias so i)roniisL'd. iiis 
])romises will come in iiis ai)i)oiiiti'd 
time, it may seem to tari-y but it will 
come and will not tarry. There is <i 
day appointed for its fuUiilmciit and 
nothing can stay the mighty hand of 
God in that day. Are not the ])coj)i(' 
of God, the Jews, among these op- 
pressed'.' The Lord wilf avenge liis 
elect, ile will avenge them and that 
right early, i ■ 

IMie Loi'd has p)-(.niised them that 
His mei-eies shall he retui'ned to them. 
When His wrath has been suft'ieiently 
satislied beeause of tiieir ])erse; ution 
of the Lord's Chi'ist, and the fulness 
of the Gentiles has eome in that the 
Gentiles liave been grafted in wheic 
the Jews have been broken oft', so that 
nothing is lost because of theii' unb - 
lief then the mercies of God shall go 
to them and they shall believe in llim 
and receive Him as the Lord their 
God. All Israel shall be saved. Ai-e 
not those who are grafted in and 
borne by the root Israel? They ar^- 
Gentiles by nature but being grafted 
in the old stock they have become 
Israel through faith in their God, and 
they stand by faith. The natrnvd 
brandies were broken off by oi' 
through unbelief that the Gentihs 
might be grafted in. Thus is the word 
of the Lord fulfilled, "I am sought of 
them that ask not for me ; 1 am found 
of them that sought me not; \ said. 
Behold me, behold me, unto a nation 
that was not called by my name."~Is. 
65 :1. 

But, when the Lord shall have pun- 
ished the natural Israel will he not 
have mercy on them also? Paul 
thought so. 

May not the great war in L]uroi)e be 
a sign of the end of that punishment"? 
If so will not the Lord at this time 
turn to them with everlasting kind- 



ness i It appears to me Uiat the valley 
oi dry bones seen and spokeu oi' by 
Lzekiel has refcrenee to luis. 

\\ e see the signs oi tue end. There 
IS a failing av>-ay from tiie old way of 
tile saints and Irom tlie laitli once de- 
livered to tlie saints, ^-'ome of tlie eliil- 
dreii 01 the i.ord will go and worshi]) 
wxWi the seid of the beast and many 
others send their children to be 
brought up under her training. Talk to 
them about it is like wliistiing against 
the wind. Surely Jsrael will not hear, 
it is a stiit'-neeked i)eople and the Lortl 
will rebuke us. The very j)e()i)ie whom 
we allow to train (uir ciiildren will 
train them to hate us and the sou 
shall be against the father and the 
daughter against the mother. We need 
not say that we ^w\\ no hettei' for the 
word of God is elear on these tilings, 
and the faithful ministers of God have 
declared tluMu. 

We ai-e blamed for being faithful as 
the word of (Jod has eommanded us, 
and that by those we love, but the 
word of (iod is truth and we are com- 
maiuhvl to be strong in the Lord and 
in the power of His might. The proph- 
et has said, "rut yourselves in array 
against l)abylon roinid about : all ye 
that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare 
no arrows: for she hath sinned against 
the Lord." .ler. r.0:14. 

Shall we not obey this word ? is it 
lu.t bettei' for us to obey the Lord 
than to obey men 

As ever your brother in hope, 
L. II. HARDY. 



TNTEREST1N(} LETTER. 
Dear Brother (iold:—! will send to 
you l)elow a co]\v of a very interesting 
letter which 1 have rei'eived from 
Deacon A. Ij. Lambeth and hojje that 
you can find room for it in Zion"s 
Landmai'k. 

Your brother in hope, 

L. H, HARDY. 



Z1X)N'S LANDMAEK. 



151 



Dear Brother Hardy: — T received 
your kind and mueli apiircciatcd Iri- 
ter and was g-lad to hi'nr from y«iu. 1 
have Avaiited to write to yoii for <i 
long time. I have been an invalid foi 
twelve laoiitlis or more, and wlien 1 
would think of Avritiug to you \ saA\ 
my Aveakness both mentally and phy 
sically so plainly I have k(']>t putt in- 
it off. I now am in a bad condition 
My stomach trouble is no better; eau 
eat no strong- food, and can l)arel.v 
M^alk around. I have very little hop(! 
for much better health in the future. 

Dear brother, I seem to l)e <i'('ttin^' 
my punishment in 'this ■\\ orld, and if 1 
knew that at the end of this life my 
punishment Avould end I would be 
satisfied and not complain. T kno\\' 
that I am not beinfr punished wrong- 
fully, for 1 know that T am a sinner, 
and I know that tlie gi-eat God Avho 
created me, and also all things, does 
not punish any Avrongfully, eithei- in 
this life nor in the future : for T b 
lieve that after Ave die we shall live 
again. That Ave all will be resurrec 
ted into an everlasting life, some to 
everlasting happiness, and so'^'" to 
everlasting punishment: and that 
every one Avill, in that life, receive ac- 
cording to the deeds done in the body. 
While in this Avorld some men's sins 
are opeii beforehand and go before to 
judgment. That is, some men realize 
• while in this life that they are sin- 
ners, and that they are in condemna- 
tion before a holy and righteous law, 
and that they stand condemned be- 
fore an offended Cod: and they are 
brought to a realization of theii- con- 
dition, and that they have to giA-e an 
account nf the deeds done in the body, 
and that Ciod is just in their jmnish- 
ment. Here wr ;ire brought to a realiza- 
tion that Avr cannot atone for a miss- 
spent life in our OAvn case, but that it 
■was transfered or imputed to our 
Great Deliverer. Thus we are enabled 



to look to the deeds of another done In 
His body. That is to Jesus Christ, to 
the deeds done in His body while He 
lived in the body naturally as Ave live. 
He lived A\itliont sin, yet lie Avas our 
sni-ety. ;in;l cai'ried nuv sins in His 
own li<i(l\-. and for our sins He Avas 
iniiled to the ci-oss and died that Ave 
might live. When this is revealed to 
us Ave are bi-ought to love Him, and 
Ave have a desire to be saA cd from our 
sins, that after this life Ave may live 
Avith Him in His glory, for Ave believe 
that though He Avas nailed to the cross, 
tliat He died and Avas buried, yet, He 
Avas resurrected from the dead, and 
that noAV He is alive, has gone back to 
His Father, and that He is now sitting 
on His throne, having conquered 
death He is noAv interceding for all 
tliose Avho are heirs of His kingdom. 

Dear brother. I sometimes hope I 
have realized that T do believe the 
above; and T also believe that on ac 
count of our sins it is through much 
tribulation Ave enter the kingdom. 

I often think of the experience you 
told me you had Avhile in the hospital; 
hoAv resigned you Avere and how hope 
ful yoxi were blessed to he. I also 
have been there, and AA'hile my case 
Avas so severe that no one thought T 
could live, T Avas perfectly resigned to 
my fate, for the SAveet hope of a bet- 
ter Avorld remained Avith me and the 
good Lord Avoiild send me His sweet 
promises, and I Avas enabled to receive 
them and apply them to myself, and I 
Avas enabled to declare Jesus as my 
Saviour. 

"When the doctor and all the nurses 
agreed that I could not live the Cath- 
olics tried to take advantage of my 
Aveakness to proselyte me to their way 
of thinking by telling me that I was a 
very sick man, and that I ought to let 
them baptize me before I died: that 
the baptism which I have was not suf- 
ficient. This they eonfronted me with 



152 ZION'S L 

twice ill about two hours by two of 
their leaders though they came sep- 
arately. 

to that time 1 was perfectly re- 
.si;-!iic(l to die, but after that exper- 
ience 1 had a desire to live, and in a 
few (lays a j)rayer eaiiie in my Jier.rt, 
anil 1 prayed fervently to the Lord 
(iod of Al)i"-J''-'-, u .;...':m.,i .Jacob, the 
Creator of all tiiiii<is to send nn^ baeu 
home alive from that jilaee. As -oo i 
as 1 was throu<i'ii there \\as a swet 
answer in my heart in the same 
words, sayiiio-, ■"rii,. (i,,,! of Abraham, 
Isaac and' Jaeoh, in whom y(,u believe 
will restoi'e yoli home idive."" 

Therefore " 1 know that tluMV is a 
(:iod and Saviour, and that lie hears 
ami answers prayer, and that He 
(loeth whatsoever lb' will in heaven 
and in earth and none can stay His 
hand nor say what doest thou.' 

As 1 said when I was confroided by 
the Catholies, altlum-h I seemed to be 
at death "s dooi- and was very weak, 1 
was enabled to hold up Jesus and sal- 
vation by -race before them. 1 hop.e to 
the honor of His <i-reat nauu' insomuch 
that 1 have heard that as he went out 
of m,v room lu^ told sonu> of my 
friends that I could not die then, as T 
was too ti'ood a man. i' oidy say this 
to show ho\^• da-^'on falls l)efoiv the 
truth. 

Dear brother. 1 have not wi-ittea 
half. It Avonld take a l)ook and then 
T could noi te I all that has been in my 
mind. 

We would be o-bnl to have a visit 
fnmi you at an\- \\n\r. not that Ave 
feel worthy to bav<' you come under 
oui- roof, l)ut it is because we love 
you. When cvei- you can come, briu'r 
sister Hai'.ly. AV(' will be -lad to see 
her and all the family. Rose desir-s 
to be remembered to all (d' vou. 

The (iod (d- heaven bless y.ui with a 
Ion- life, and still enable you to pi'eacn 
His true gospel, is my prayer. 



Your uuworthy brother, 

A. J. LAMBETH. 
Browns Summit, N. C. 



J. W. WYATT AND R. E. ADAMS. 

a\lt. Lebanon — Sat. and 1st Sunday 
in March. 

Camp Creek — Monday. 

Surls — Tuesday. 

Helena — Wednesday. 

Flat River— Thursday. 

Roxboro — at night. 

Stories Creek — Sat. and 2nd Sun- 
day. 

Ebenezer- — Monday. 

Wheelers — Tuesday. 

Prospect Hill— Wednesday. 

Arbor — Thursday. 

Pleasant Grove — Friday. 

New Hope — Sat. and .'bd Sunday. 

Wolf Island— Monday. 

Reidsville — at night. 

]\Ionticello — Tuesday. 

Gilliams — Wednesday and at night. 

Conveyance needed. 



ELDER L. H. STEPHENSON. 

South West — Sat. and 1st Sunday 
in March. 

Maple Hill— Monday. 
Cypress Creek — 'Tuesday. 
Muddy Creek — Wednesday. 
Wilmington — at night. 
Bay — Thursday. 
Yopps . . Friday. 
Wards Will^ — Saturday. 
North East — 2nd Sunday. 
Hadnotts Creek — Monday. 
Newj:)ort— Monday night. 
G rantsboro — Tuesday. 
Sandy Grove — Wednesday. 
Emuel — Thursday. 
G al 1 0 way s — ^Friday. 
Red Banks — Saturday. 
Meadow — 3rd Sunday. 
Wilson — Sunday night. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



153 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. XLLX. XU. 7. 



Entered at the pr^toffiee al Wilson a? 
second class lUiiUer. 



WILSON, N. C, FEB. 1.3, lUlti. 



EDITORIAL. 



THE CHUKCn. 

"From whom the whole body ii'Jy 
joined together and cinii]);,.'! rd by 
that which every joint sii])})!!' ih, ac- 
cording to the effectual wuikiiig m 
tlie measure of every j!ait, inakcth in- 
crease of the body unto the cdi ;'yi}i;;' 
of itself in love," Epii. 4:lti. 

The head, the fountain fio:i; which 
this everlasting strength spiiug.s is 
Christ Jesus the Lord, in whom all 
salvation dwells. 

Paul the prisonei' of tlie Lord b>j- 
seeehes tin- hiTthivu. thr ,-hiiivh, that 
they walk \\<nth\ of ihr vo.-ation 
wherewith they aiv calhMl ; Jiot puffed 
up one against another, but meek and 
lowly with long .suffering forbearing 
one another in love. 

Endeavoring to keep the unity of 
the .spirit, in the bond of peace. There 
is one body and one spirit, even as ye 
are called in one hope of your calling: 
One Lord, one faith, and one baptism. 



One God and Father of all, who is 
above all, and through all, and in you 
all. Then could there be any cause of 
strife, confusion or contention, any 
quarrel, and bickering, or any wrath ? 
There is no cause or occasion of strife, 
or anger, or malice, or evil speaking in 
Christ Jesus. As long as the brethren 
abide in Christ and walk in the spirit 
beholding the glory of God, and the 
high calling in Christ Jesus, and feel- 
ing their own vileness in the flesh, 
there is no schism in the body, but 
each one prefers others to himself, 
and they are at the feet of each other 
and none is trampling on the rights of 
any other. 

But in the FLESH of this wonder- 
ful people called with an holy calling, 
and not according to their works, 
there is every manner of uncleanness 
and opposition to the Avalk of faith, 
and labor of love, and patience of 
hope. In that sense a man's foes are 
they of his own house. In this sense 
he must hate his own life, and deny 
himself, by not walking after the 
flesh. He that ruleth his own spirit 
is greater than he that taketh a city. 
When he is weak then is he strong. 
When Job abhorred himself all his 
distress was gone, and his best days 
were with him. The lame take the 
prey, and the victory is to him that 
ceaseth from his own work. 

It looks like we would lay aside all 
anger, wrath and malice, and desire 
the sincere milk of the word that we 
might grow thereby. But it requires 
watching to self-control, keeping his 
body under, and mortifying instead 
of gratifying the flesh, in order to 
keep the peace. 

When we walk by faith, and not ]- 
sight, beholding the things which are 
not seen then we seek the things which 
the world does not love, nor seek, and 
then we do not wrong any one for 
this love works no ill to our neighbor. 



154 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



Seeking those things is not wronging 
any one, is not seeking any tiling tiiat 
tiesh claims or desires. 

Unto every one of us is given grace 
according to the measure of the gilt 
of Christ, "Wherefore he saith, when 
he ascendeth upon on high he led 
captivity ctiptive and gave gifts unto 
men. But who is he tli..at ascend- 
eth? He is the same .hat dei^c.'iidcd 
first into the lowest pai't of th" artli. 
Jesus who came from heaven, ;nid 
was humbled unto the death if 1 ';e 
cross, is the same .Icsus that asc. luU-d 
on high above all pi'incipal it ies ;iad 
above every name that is named. 
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, 
and today, and forever. 

And he gave some ai)()stles: and 
some prophets; and some evangelists: 
&C|. For the perfecting of the saints, 
for the work of the ministry, for th( 
edifying of the body of Christ. Till 
we all come in the unity of the faith, 
and of the knowledge of the Son of 
God unto a perfect man, unto the 
measure of the stature of the fulnef3s 
of Christ. That we henceforth be no 
more children tossed to and fro, and 
carried about with every wind of doc- 
trine by the sleight and cunning craft- 
iness of men, whereby they lie in 
■weight to deceive. But speaking the 
truth in love may grow up into him 
in all things which is the hea:3 even 
Christ." 

Tlieoe is only one true church of 
Jesus Christ who is the head, and the 
church is his body. He built that 
church, and the gates or powers of 
hell can never prevail against ii. 
Walk about Zion, and go round about 
her: tell the tow(^rs tlieieof. :\Iark 
well her bulwarks: that ye ni;iy tell it 
to the generation following. For this 
God is our (!od foi'ever, and ever: lie 
will be our gnide ev<'n unto death. 

The strength of lsr;iel is in his 
church. Look upon Zion the city of 



our solemnities: thine eyes shall see 
Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tab- 
ernacle that shiiil not be taken down: 
not one of her stakes shall ever be re 
moved, neither shall any of the cords 
be broken. This Mount Zion is beau- 
tiful for situation, the joy of the 
Avhole earth, the city of the great 
King. 

Jesus is the Head, the vine, his peo- 
ple are the body, the branches. All 
power in heaven and earth is in Jesus. 
His body then has the strength of the 
head, the beauty, the glory of dn; 
Head. 

There is a notable type of the 
church in the Temple that King Solo- 
mon built. This temple was for the 
most High to dwell in. So the true 
(liurch is a habitation for God 
through the Spirit. When Solomon 
dedicated that temple there was a no- 
table occurrence. In the gift of sinu- 
ing there was prophecy, 1st Chroii. 
25 ;1. "Moreover David and ihv can- 
tains of the host separated to the ser- 
vice of the sons of Asaph, and of 
Heman, and of Jeduthan, who should 
prophesy with harps, with psalteries, 
and with cymbals." These being ar- 
rayed in white linen, having cymbais 
and psalteries and harps stood at the 
east end of the altar, and with them an 
hundred and twenty priests sounding 
with trumpets. The trumpeters and 
singers were as one to make one 
sound to be heard in praising and 
thanking the Lord. Then the house 
was filled with a cloud so that the 
]n-iests could not stand to minister by 
reason of the cloud: for the glory of 
the Lord had filled the house of God. 
This was perfect melody, and was a 
type of heaven. When all praise Avas 
to God and the Lamb, and man's ser- 
vice is not there. Let all the earth 
keep silence for the Lord is in his holy 
temple. See 2nd Cron. 5 :12-14. 

This first tabernacle and Solomon's 



aiON'S LAN1>MAIIK. 



155 



temple aud that service was visible. 
God took hold of Israel by the baud 
to lead them out of Egyj)!. through 
the Red Sea, and the -wihicrness into 
an earthly Canaan. All this teniph' 
is perished, not one stone being leii 
upon another, it was a v.-onchnfid 
fZ'lory, when the wisdom (jod gisve to 
Solomon, the pcaceabn' iviiifi', built 
the temple, and the uraltli nf tlie hind 
and tlie sea, and tlir s[;ill nf cunning 
workuien in pecious iiii't;il ;, line tim- 
bers, ill stiiiii'S of the (luai'i-..-, in moun- 
tain and vaUcy. w rouglit with such 
wisdom and -^kill tliat wh^u these tim- 
bers ^^lli(■h tile c-arth contributed, 
were l)iought together to be fitted iji 
thetemph', so perfect and complete 
was tlie preparation that no sound of 
iron tool was heard in placing the 
parts into one complete building. But 
a greater than Solomon is here This 
is the body of Christ. Every piece 
has its place, every member is there. 
No part has any blemish. It is the 
perfection of beauty. It is the body 
of Christ. The church of the first 
born Avhose names are written in 
heaven, the l)ri(le the Lamb's wife, 
the Nev; .Teiusalem coming downi 
from God out of heaven. The strength 
of God is in her. "Prom whom the 
whole body fitly joined together, and 
compacted by that Avhich every joint 
supplieth, according to the effectual 
working in the measure of every part, 
maketh increase of the body unto the 
edifying of itself in love." Eph. 4:16. 

The Lord hath made the church or 
body strong in every part. It is fitly 
framed together. Tt is the habitation 
of God through the Spirit. Each mem- 
ber has the dew of youth. None of 
them can ever rlie. none are ever sick. 
There is no nge or decay in any one of 
them. They dwell in God who is love, 
and nothing can separate them from 
I the love of God which is in Christ 
I Jesus our Lord. 



The choicest minerals, metals, tim- 
bers of earth polished in beauty be- 
yond that of any other building was 
Solomon's temple. But that, is only a 
figure of the church of the living God, 
the church of the first born of God. 
They are trees of righteousnss the 
jilauting of the Lord that He might be 
glorified in them. They shall shine in 
the kingdom of God above the briglit- 
ness of the sui\. 

They do not see themselves in such 
beauty or strength. But the glory of 
Solomon's temple had no glory by 
reason of this glory that so excelleth. 
These sinners in nature and in wicked 
Avorks fee that they are vile and not 
■worthy of the least of all God's mer- 
cies. The body of Jesus, the church 
of the first born, is of incorruptible 
seed that lives and abides forever. 
They shall hear the image of him who 
is the first born from the dead. 

God who is rich in mercy with the 
great love wherAvith he loved us when 
Ave were dead in sins hath quickened 
us together Avith Christ, and made us 
sit together in heavenly places in 
Christ Jesus, that in the ager, to come 
He might show the riches of his 
grace. The church is the workmanship 
of Gofl, created in Christ Jesus, unto 
good works which God hath before 
ordained that we should Avalk in 
them. The strength of God is in his 
church. There can be no jar, nor 
discord in this perfect bod v.. 

Tt is by revelation only that it can 
be seen. Eye hath not seen, nor ear 
heard, nor hath it entered into the 
heart of man to know or see this 
g^orA^ The kingdom of God coraeth 
not with observation. It is within yon 
Tf Christ be in vou the bodv is dead 
because of sin. but the spirit is life 
because those born of God know that 
flesh and blood cannot perform a sin 
gle spiritual act. For Avithont Jesus 
we can do nothing. But the effectual 



156 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



■working in every part of this body in 
the strength that every joint supplies, 
and which is so eoiiii)aet being titly 
framed together, su Uiat it ean never 
be taken down, nor deeay, nor any 
part therefore be taken away, abides 
forever, a house not made with liands 
eternal in the heavens, in which God 
dwells, and this people hath God 
formed for himself, and they shall 
show forth his praise. 

In the resurrection they shall see 
Jesus as he is and shall be like him, 
and be satisfied. For as we have borne 
the image of the earthy, even so we 
also shall bear the image of the heav- 
enly. This shall be accomplished ac- 
cording to the working whereby Ho 
is able to subdue all things unto him- 
self. 

P,. D. G. 



BIBLE. 

There is so much more of the Bible 
than the letter which any one may 
read, that has enough natural knowl- 
edge as to be able to read. "Under- 
standest thou what thou readest? And 
he said, How can I except some man 
should guide me?" Acts 8:30-31. 
This some man must be one sent of 
the Lord. There is an immeasurable 
fulness in scripture when it is opened 
by the Spirit of God. Preach the 
word. The word was made flesh and 
dwelt among us. The names of the 
household of faith are Avritten in the 
Lamb's Book of Life. 

If they preach not according to 
this word receive them not in your 
house, nor bid them God speed. 

The doctrine must be sustained by 
the true meaning of the scriptures. 
The scriptures do not flatter, but speak 
the utterance of truth,. The unfold- 
ing of scripture with its true meaning, 
and the variety of its meaning, so 
rich, 80 full, so complete, and always 
suitable to every case at all times, and 



under all circumstances, proving co 
him that understands tliat it is GchI's 
Book, God's word, giving of its deep 
and hidden treasures that it becomes 
the Book of God to him that under- 
stands. P. D. G. 



OBITUARIES. 

ELDER M. P. SMITH. 

By request of his widow and for the 
comfort of his family we will try iji 
our weakness and inability to write 
an obituary notice of our deceased and 
much esteemed brother Elder M. P. 
Smith. He was the son of Malichi K. 
and Louisa J. Smith, born and reared 
on a farm near Robersonville, IMartin 
Count, N. C, his father having died 
the second year of the Civil war leav- 
ing his mother and seven children to 
fight the battles of life at one of tlie 
most critical times of their lives, the 
remainder of and just after the war 
between the States. 

He was a smart, industrious, hard 
working man and lived up to the 
scriptural injunction to eat bread by 
the sweat of his own brow. His mother 
was a member of the Primitive Bap- 
tist church at Spring Green wh'en'e her 
son-in-law Elder G. D. Roberson, w;- 
pastor, (his first wife being Elder 
Smith's oldest sister.) He had only 
three sisters, all of which joined the 
church of the same faith as his and 
their mother. 

We don't think we ever knew any 
one that was more meek and humble 
and submissive, in fact, he was too 
good for his own good, yet he Avas like 
all the rest of Adam's race, he had 
his human nature, a sinner, and we 
believe a Jerusalem sinner saved by 
grace. 

Elder Smith when quite a young 
man became very seriously concerned 
about his future welfare, feeling him- 



ZrON'S LANDMARK. 



157 



self a sinner, a condemned sinner, a 
hell deserving sinner, had a vei'.v pun- 
gent conviction and sonieAvhat a mar- 
velous deliverance. Some few years 
after uniting with the churdi lie b.- 
came burdened with the word, ;! 
impressed to talk in public, relatiiiji- 
his feelings to the church, was liber- 
ated the first Saturday in May, 1" 
to exercise his gift and later on w;!s 
ordained a gospel minister the first 
Sunday in June, 1899, by a presby- 
tery composed of Elders George D. 
Roberson and Samuel Moore. 

Although Elder Smith was not as 
able an expounder of the word as 
some, yet he was a good preacher and 
sound in the faith that was once de- 
livered to the saints. 

Elder Smith was born of respectful 
parents March 11th, 1858, aged 57 
years, nine months and 19 days, and 
joined the Primitive Baptist church at 
Flat Swamp on Saturday before the 
first Sunday in September, 1882, and 
was baptized the next day by Eldc 
G. D. Roberson. He was married to 
sister Bettie E. Ross, (daughter of 
James and sister Margaret E. Ross, al- 
so neice of Elders W. A., J. L., and S. 
R. R.OSS,) the first Sunday in January, 
1883, to which union were born three 
children, all girls, two having died 
very young, leaving one daughter, her 
husband and two children, with h'^r 
mother to mourn their loss, hut we 
feel that their loss is his eternal gain, 
for he lived in the faith of God's elect, 
preaching and praying on his deati; 
bed. 

For several years before his death 
he was very hard of hearing, and 
could not en.ioy preaching as he wish- 
ed on that account. For some years 
before his death his mind became im- 
paired or rather his recollection was 
so that he could not retain what he 
knew and for that reason had about 
stopped preaching. 



He departed this life at 2 :30 o 'clock 
P. M. December 30th, 1915, and was 
laid to rest in the family cemetery 
beside his two small children on the 
last day of thi- year, 1915 to await the 
rcsiii-iv, ( 1,,M ..f thr body when it will 
l.'c r;isiri(.n!Ml likr ilic l)ody of his cruci- 
fied _Redeemr. 

His funeral was preached by Elder 
B. S. Cowan, his pastor, assisted by 
Elder J. N. Rodgerson to a ]ar<z-e con- 
course of people, bretlircii. sisters and 
friends in the church ol lidbfi-soin illc 
to which he belonged (he with the 
undersigned and others having taken 
letters of dismission to organize a new 
church.) 

Hoping the Lord will be with his 
loved ones in their sad bereavement 
and enable us all to live to tlie glory 
of God and -in the triumphant faith of 
His Son Jesus Christ is the desire of 
the undersigned. 

D. F. ROBERSON, 
J. L. ROBERTSON 



JOHN W. PRIDGEN 

He was born January 29th, 1856, 
and died the 4th night in July, 1915, 
near 1 o'clock. He was the son of 
H. H. Pridgen. He had a very severe 
stroke of paralysis, and only lived 
three hours after he was taken. His 
wife sai^d she heard him making a 
noise, and she knew that something 
was the matter. She asked him what 
ailed him and he said good, and never 
spoke any more. All was done for him 
that could be done, but with all that 
and the heartrendering cries of his 
dear companion and four little chil- 
dren could not stay the hand of the 
Lord. He called him home and he 
had to go, and leave his family in the 
hands of him that could do more for 
them than he ever would have been 
able to do. Oh how sad it is for our 
head and stay to be taken from us, 
and especially one that is left in the 



158 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



condition our sister was with four lit- 
tle girls, one a little infant in her arms 
just a few months old, and poor of 
this Avorld's goods, but the Lord has 
l>t ()iiiised to be a husband to the wid- 
ow, and a father to the fatherless. And 
iU'iW readers, 1 knoAV that he will, ior 
J was left in the same condition that 
sister Pridi;:'!! h: \-:it]\ no one to look 
to but my heavenly Father for every- 
thing and he has wonderfully blessed 
me and my children all along, and I 
feel that our sister Avill be able to say 
the same, for she says she puts lier 
whole trust in him, and if she does he 
will not cast her aside, but will be the 
best of companion to her, and father 
to her children. 

Brother Pridgen was a very hard 
^\ orking man all his life, moving from 
place to place and building them up 
to leave for some one else. . .He join- 
ed ]\lill Branch church, Nash countj'-, 
January, 1!)06, and got a letter and 
moved his membership, with his wife, 
to Nashville church, Nash county, 
March, 191;"). He was very faithful in 
visiting other churches, and is sadly 
missed among the brethren. 

Brother Pridgen was twice married, 
first to Susan Smith by whom he left 
four children living. His last w^ife 
was Estlior Pittman. He also left four 
children l)y her, making eight chil- 
dren, and a bereaved companion left 
behind to mourn the loss of a kind 
father and husband. May they all 
be able to say thy will be done, oh 
Lord, not mine, for he gives and he 
takes away, and blesed he his name. 
Written by request of his wife, 
MATTIE LUPER JARRELL. 



JOHN L. PHILLIPS 

John L. Phillips was born Novem- 
hvv 10, IS.")!. He was the son of Na- 
tiiaii L. and Wineford Phillips. He 
had three brothers, James F. William 
p. and Charles Sumpter Phillips and 



two sisters, Mrs. Eugenia Taylor of 
Lucama, N^. C. and Mrs. Maggie Capps 
of Lucama, N. C. Two of iiis brothers 
preceded him to the gi'ave. 

]\Ir. Phillips was first married to 
Miss Nancy E. Monds, August 22, 
1875. To this union Avas born six chil- 
dren, two boys, Messrs. Mah-om and 
James Thomas Phillips of Dunn. N. C. 
and four girls, Mrs. 1^ E. Jernigan, 
Mrs. Fi-ank Owens, ^\li^ses M-.ivy and 
Maud Phillips,' all of Luim, X. ('., and 
all living. He was married tlie sec- 
ond time to Mrs. Ro(>!ui IMiillips, De- 
cember 6, 181)2. To this union was 
born one son, Mr. John Phillips of 
Aberdeen, N. 

Mr. Phillips lived all of his life in 
and near Dunn, N. ('., his life was well 
spent, he Avas loved by all who knew 
him. 

He was not a meuib>T (>[ any ehurch 
but a dear lover of ll:e d ictrine of 
grace, and had a gcx-.l hope througli 
grace in our adorable Saviour. He 
delighted in speaking upon the theme 
salvation. 

He quietly passed away at his 
home in Dunn, N. C, October 21, 191."). 
The service was held at the liome amid 
a large concourse of sorrowing ones 
October 22 by W. M. Monsees, after 
Avhich the remains were taken to the 
family burying ground near Dunn and 
placed beneath the ground to wait the 
resurrection when Jesus will come 
again the second time to call the sleep- 
ing nations from the dead, those who 
have done good, unto the resurrection 
of life and those Avho have done evil 
unto the resurrection of damnation. 
May we be prepaerd by our Lord to 
come forth in the righteousness of 
Jesus. 

^lay God abundantly bless our dear 
Sister Phillips and give her grace in 
time of sorroAv sufficient to bear her 
up above all her troubles, together 
with all who are near and dear to her 



a ION'S LANDMARK. 



159 



is my prayer for Jesus sake. 

W." M. MONSEES. 



ViTULA WILKINS 

Dear Brother Gold: 

i am sending you, at the request of 
the bereaved family, a sketch of the 
life and death of Sister Vitula Wil- 
kins. 

fcjhe was born November 5, 183U, 
and departed this life January 16, 
1915, having made a stay on earth of 
84 years, two mouths and eleven days. 
The funeral and burial services were 
held at tke family burying ground, 
by Elder C. C. Brown. Many intimate 
friends attended. 

She was the daughter of Elza and 
Hannah Reece, and was married in the 
year 1865 to Edmond Wilkius. To 
this union was born one daughter, wlio 
after the death of her father, was 
married to C. L. Gregory. She lived 
with her daughter until a short while 
before her death. 

While visiting at the home of Broth- 
er Robinson, whose wife she raised 
from childhood, she was taken sick 
and died. All that loving relatives 
and kind friends could render was 
done, but to no avail. Dnrin<;- her ill- 
ness she mjiuilVsl (■(] >^i'c;it faith in tlr.- 
hope of her caim t'oi' .Icsus, Ikt 
Saviour. Wlicn fi-icnds \\ ould visit 
her she asked tlicni In siii^\ and, with 
a gloriou.s siuilc iiiion Ikm- face, joined 
in with them. 

Silter Wilkins was one whose life 
was of much hardship and toil, but she 
always seemed to bear her burdens 
with, patience, having- a IdiKl wnn] and 
smile for iJl. She and li.-i' Imsband 
were united with the Priiiiiti\r I'.an- 
tist church at AVardsville alioiil twcii 
ty-five years ago. 'She was ;i consis, 
ant member until afflictions i>i('V( nt('(l 
ler attendance, and died in full eon.n- 
ience of the church. 



Why should we start and fear to die? 
What timorous worms we mortals 
are! 

Death is the gate of endless joy. 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

How solemn are the words! 

And yet to faith how plain. 
Which Jesus uttered while on earth, 

"Ye must be born again,." 

Surviving her is one daughter, eight 
grand children, two great grand chil- 
dren and a host of friends. 

B. J. POLLARD. 



DEAOON W. H. BRADLEY 

Dear Brother Gold: 

By the request of the family, I will 
write a few lines in memory of W. H. 
Bradley. 1 feel a deep sense of my 
inability to do the subject justice. At 
the same time I believe that the Lord 
will maintain the cause of the afflicted 
and the right of the poor, and in this 
confidence of God's help I will try. 
The subject of this notice was born 
April 8th, 1845, and peacefully fell 
asleep in Jesus March 13th, 1915, mak- 
ing his stay on earth 69 years, eleven 
months and four days. He leaves a 
widow and two children to mourn his 
loss, but we believe our loss is his 
gain. 

This brother enlisted in the Civil 
war between the States and he faith- 
fully sci'vcd his time out and came 
home and in Sept cinhci-. ISC.I he mar- 
ried .Miss Hrthtilda iSi'adlcy, and to 
this union were born unto them four 
children, one boy and three girls; two 
.survive him, two daughters Mrs. J. S. 
Overton and Mrs. R. B. Proctor, who 
were very kind, loving and obedient to 
their father in waiting on him day 
and night. 

On the third Sundav in August he 
united with the Primit.iv •. ]5aptist 
church at Williams, Edgecombe coun- 



160 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



ty, N. C. aud was baptizv-;d t?.e t;aine 
day by Elder J. W. JoliuEoii. hi 18!>() 
lie took a letter of dismissiou for cua- 
veuieuce aud united with the cbureii 
at Tarboro, aud remair^d there a 
faithful aud cousisteut member uutil 
his death. Saturday before hr.st Sun- 
day in April, in eonfereuee iie 
was chosen by the ehureh aud set 
apart to the ottiee of deaeon. First 
Sunday in may he was regularly or- 
dained by Elders 1'. D. Gold and Wil- 
liam Woodard and this ottiee he hlled 
well, hokUug the mystery of the faitii 
in a pure couseienee, ruling his chil- 
dren and his own house well, aud pur- 
chased to himself a good degree ami 
great boldness in the faith which is 
in Christ Jesus. Elder E. C Stoue 
conducted the funeral services and 
preached in the church to a large con- 
gregation of sorrowing relatives and 
friends. After his remains were laid 
in its last resting place in the church 
cemetery to await the resurrection 
morn. Brother Bradley had what his 
physician pronounced Bright "s disease 
and softness of the brain. 1 visited 
him daily and he seemed to sutt'er a 
great deal with his head and, before 
the end he was paralyzed and got so 
that he could not talk. He and 1 wci-r 
good friends, zealously affected, al- 
ways agreeing together, therefore we 
could and did walk together in broth- 
erly love near forty years. Oh how I 
do miss him for I loved him. I could 
see something in him that I could not 
see in myself, that is life and light, 
love and obedience. He was a good 
deacon, and a lovely brother but the 
Lord loved him best and called him 
home to enjoy the rest that God prom- 
ised to his people in Christ Jesul b -- 
fore the foundation of the world. 
Sice]) on dear brother, sweet sleep iu 
Jesus, which none never wake to weep. 

^lay the Lord be with the bereaved 
family and lead them by the right way 



that they may go to the city of habit.i 
tion. 

Respectfully, 

D. T. BILLUPS. 

Tarboro, N. C. 



EMILY JANE POINDEXTER 

Emily Jaye Poindexter, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth Starkey of Frank- 
lin county, Virghiia. Born January 
28, 1837, died april 30, 1913. 

Married Thos. L. Poindexter, June 
13, 1854 by Elder Jno R. Martin. 

Of this union eight childreu wero 
born. Six sons and two daughters. 
Husband and two sous preceeding her 
to the better land. 

Joined the Primitive Baptist church 
at the ]\Iountain, and was baptized 
by Elder Jas. S. D. Dameron. She 
lived and died in full fellowship of 
her church and greatly beloved by all 
who knew her. 

She was an industrious woman, ever 
ready to do with her own hands all 
that she possibly could to help her 
family aud those in need or distress. 
Ever mindful to care for the sick and 
]ioor. She and father lived together 
^ifty years and celebrated their gold- 
den wedding June 13th, 1904, be- 
ing baptized that day. 

She had been in failing health for 
three years being crippled by a fall 
after which she never could v/alk, ex- 
cept with crutches. In June, 1909 she 
was stricken with that dreaded dis- 
ease cancer, which ended her life. 
She Avas willing to die and si)oke com- 
fortingly to her daughters and 
friends. .Mukiiig minute preparations 
for her burial she asked for Eld. Alvis 
i\loore to preach her funeral, which 
he did very comfortingly, from fourth 
chap., 6, 7, and 8 verses, Paul's 2nd 
e]ustle to Timothy. After which her 
body was laid to rest beside her hus- 
band, in the family burying grouud 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



GAL. THIRTEEN 

to await tile t'oining of her Saviour. 

JOSIE WOOD. 

Danville, Va. 



.MRS GRAY COREY 
Elder P. I). Gold, 

J;car Sir:--Please puhlisli in the 
Eaiidmai'k the d.-atli of (Mil- drar iiiolk- 
er who dc])arted this lit.' .Xuveiabi-r 
(til, liila. She wa.s born Noveiiilvi' 
]!)th, 1858, makiiij? her stay on eaiiii 
.")() years, eleven months and sev<Mi 
days. She was .M;;i> I'.niily Robert- 
soi: b.'lMiT jiiiiiiiimv. >ic was marrie-J 
to (Jriiy < Ml, y D.'crmlM V 22. IHhO, uii. 
to wliicli iiiiKiii w.'iv Ix.ni six eliil- 
dren, thivr l,(,ys and llin-,. -ins, lu<i 
boys i,ivr,.,.d,u- In ,■ t,) -ra^r, on ■ 

in infaiii'S-. t lif nt Imt Ii\ ini; 1 o _* , 
yeais uld'. Tlir ivsl aiv all niai-i'ir... 

Dear ladH-r and inntli.'i- both uiiilcd 
with till' J'liiiiitive i'>;i]itist church al 
Mat Sv.aini! at the same lime, on July 
4th, ]f»U. Slie lived a ti-ne and faith- 
ful iiKinbci- of that ehureh until he,' 
death, her scat b.'iuL;- never vacant un- 
less pi-ovidcntially hindered. She was 
a line an<l faithful wife, and a hard 
workei- doin<i' all of her work after 
her chi.'dren left hei'. She cooked 
;iip|)er Ihe last work she cvci' di<l, and 
; ftci' wa^hin- her dishes she \rent <mi1 
on the porch and in a few minutes sh^' 
called i)apa. When he went to he;- 
she could not walk and he liad to 
eaiTy liei- into the house. She u.'V.t 
wa'ked another step, thouuli she Liv- 
ed for two weeks. The 1 Said sh- 
liad a stroki of par;dysis and she 
s-oemed to be unconscious thouo-h she 
tevive.l a littb' (,n TiU'sday after sh" 
was taken ami ti-ied to talk some, but 
we eould not umh rstand hut very lit- 
tle she said. The last week she lived 
she seemed to be sleei)ing most of the 
time. Just before she was taken she 
asked papa to sing, 

"We shall sleep but not forever, 



"There will be a glorious dawn; 

We shall meet to part no never, 
On tlio resurrection morn." 

Oh! Those sad and lonely days will 
1 ever forget, the life this lo\ ely ore 
has been sj)ent >',:; earth ; she has paid 
the debt we all owe and 1 feel that 
she IS at lest. We hatetl to give 'ler 
up but death was the only relief. '._)li 
the stin-i- of death yet it heals all -nir 
l>aui.s. I feel sui-e uo oiic evcr hid a 
more ludust l icMis mother than 'rt'e She 
voikcd hard to raise her children and 

.Ml was done for her that lovinjr 
hanils, kind friends and a yood and 
devoted husband could do but non- 
could stav the cold iey hand of death. 
She served a Useful life Ikuv and now 
we hopi' she is restiii-4' from all her 
labors, and may the Lord abundantly 
bless and <omirort the bereaved and 
enabh' them to be resloned to His holv 
will. She leaves a kind husl,and ami 
four children to 111., urn h.u' loss. 

Her funeral was preached by her 
pastor. Klder .)<,hn K'l.devrsou and she 
A\as laid to rest .M<,nda.\' aftiU'noon in 
the family eemeteiy, tlieie to aw.nit th( 
change of these bodies in the 
mornino; of the l esu rrect imi Slee)) 
on dear motlnu-. take yi,ur rest, we 

you are at rest. Sleep on, .sleep on, 
until the rrsurrect ion morn, we hope 
t., meet you at God's thi-one. And 
oh may it be our Heavenly Father's 
will tluit y(,iir lo\ed ones may meet 
you there in that happy i:n;d of bliss, 
that we !ua\- rest that same sweet rest. 
AVrittiMi by her daughter, 

ELLA TAYLOR. 

Parmele, N. C. 



GRACY JANE DUPREE. 

r will try to write the obituary of 
my dear sister, (iracy Jane Dii])ree, 
and some of my troubles in this sinful 



162 



ZJON'S LANDAiAlJK 



world. With a very sad licavt 1 un- 
dertake this task. My sistrr and L 
have lived together all ui uur livrs, 
and have both been aiiiieied. . in' ii.i ! 
neuralgia and riieiiUKi ; isin, liionuii 
she did most oi In-r \\ujk u[> luun l„ 
years betore she tlied, wunc i 
been conhued to liu- lionse id, 
50 years. 

My sister sunered uiui;: l!. 
body 1 have ever se<ni. r-ne ; 
so much, at times her mnui 
give way and she womd hkiK 
. lameiitatioi).-. .^lie wuuid i : 
Jjord tor mi'iey. \^ hen iiir;.e im,,, -.. . 
would come tliere wcvr two 
would always suig: l a t;ie.;i 

complainer, ' and Jiow hiipp^ ir 
they, who their Saviour obey. 

She would pray tor us hoih lo di 
bhe said she did not w.iiu, to tlie ;inii 
leave me behind. She wdiud s.i.-i ; 
"Oh Maggie what a blessint;' d e 
could go together. in Ocioher .jusi 
before she died she said y-nr kw.'w y.:\r 
was gouig and asked me imw 1 \ (-u u 
feel when shewas jix^ne. w :!l 

you do? ' she would s;i\-. >iiU' loid 
Brother William to take ejire oi me. 
It was so liard to pari \\nli he:-, s.^e 
was so good to me. had : d i-ii 

for me in my aJlln-i lou. .••m- w.m m 
on me for twenty-live vfir.>.: inuii 
was helpless hersell. 

We have had a very hard tune l.)r 
th(^ past tourteen years. <fui' sisti r 
who lived with us died and W(> wcie 
left alone. Some times thei'e -wasn i 
any boily to give us a drud^ oi v\a(ei\ 
A year ago she got helpless and neilii- 
er of us was able to wan en lie o;;; ; 
or ourselves. She was imr in lie,- ri;',.; 
mind, but 1 believe she is I'esiiii!'' 
from all her labors in the land \\ hei e 
all tears and sorrows are wipeil -.'.w.'.v. 
She had the most wondei-rnl dir,;ms i 
have ever heard. Olten m the nm;it 
she would wake me up and tell iiu- 
what «he had drciamed. 



OiH! day 1 v^as sitting by her bed 

iiid .she s( ( iiied so restless 1 asked 



sv, with 
eti alone 



>r the Lord 
i like the 
! oh: how 



-.1. 1 feel 
IS not tar 



1 mem- 
ehureh 
li( en a 



Hiiii.i. jiiMv ; i.ord m 

he Willi llle I' ! • I,:. 

\ our umvoi'liiy sister, 

M*x\(i(;iM DIIIMIKE. 

-Vngier, N. C. 



.MK-S. NETTIE WALSTOM. 

.Mrs. i\etlie \\alston, daughter of 
Mr. and .\lrs. James Euper, wife of 
Mr. Ivinehen A\ alston, died Oct. 1st, 
]:'!.), oi heart trouble. She was fouml 
dead at 1 o eiock in the morning by 
her husband. 

She was bom in the year of 1842, I 
not kiioAMiig the date ot the mouth, 
iiirihiii;- her slav on earth (i.J years. 

lo this iinion were born nine cliil- 
(!.-. :', j;.ni- j)ovs and live girls, two 
v. !! .;. preceding her to the gr. ve in in- 
lanev. 

She united with the I'nmitive Ban- 
list eliiinh at White Oak several 
years a-o and proved to be a faithful 
memijei as hnig as she lived, always 
nil 11!',; he!- .seat ^\ hen she could po»- 



\\ eej) not eliildrou for yoar mttlitr, 



ZTON'S LANDMARK. 



113 



For your lof .s will be her f;aiii ; 
Hut seek to meet her o-i i !i: ' -' .'-v . 
Where jjoaee and \ ;'r 

reign. 

Oh think ye of the golclLii ^ii^i-ls, 
Paved in righteousness and love; 
That are troddi'ii by your mother's 
feet, 

ill her Father's home above, 
A\ here she will drink of crystal 
streams. 

Fresh tiowing from her Father's 
throne, 

And play on harjjs of purest strains, 
And wear a golden crown. 
How sad it is from earth to ])art. 
None can tell but chikL'cn dear; 
Still we say, "God knows best," 
Whose hand shall wipe away every 
tear. 

She has left a eliristian record, 
Written on the walks of time, 
Worthy of imitating 
By those left behind. 
A precious cnc from us is gone, 
A voice we loved is stilled, 
A place is vacant in our home, 
Which can never be tilled." 

Written by a young friend. 



follo"wing notice: 

The spring .session of the ]\Iayo As- 
sociation will be held with the church 
ill ( asrad:-, Va., if it be the Lord's 
will, on Sjfurday and third Sunday 
and .Alonday in JMay, 1916. All the 
bi'etlu iii and friends are invited to at- 
tend. Kailroad accommodations are 
good. S. DAVIS, Clerk. 

Cascade, Va. 



Csie-loss a Tuk^erciilosis 



' It bas been many times stated that in tu- 
berculosisorinthe pretuberculosis stage an in- 
creased amount of calcium (iimc) is lost both In 
the urine and feces. In fact, a demineraI!zation 
has been thought to be a forerunner cf the de- 
velopment of tuberculosis." 

If tubercnlo.iis Is due to limo loss, the suc- 
cess of Eckmaa's Altoraiive in i is treatment may 
beduu.inpart, to its content of a limo salt so 
combined vrith other valuable ingredients as to 
b3 easily assimilated. 

■ ' vayswe bavouri?ed consumptives to attend 
icrs offood, but ofmn some eiTec- 



striclly t( 



ipdiala 



Til many c 

s Alterative soeras 



of appare 

to have supplied II 
ates, narcotics or liablt-formiiii? drug.s, soissafa 
to try. Price $lajjdS2 per boll le. Sold by lead- 
ing dniKgists or sent direct from the Labora- 
tory. We would like to send youa booklet coc- 
taining information of value and references. 

ECKMAN LABORATORY. 
23 N. Seventh St. PhiladHphiii. 



is curable. Write me today and 
1 will s. -.1(1 you a free trial of my 
mild, soolhiii-, -nai'aiiteed treat- 
iiH'iit 1l;al V, ili prove it. Stops 
the itching and licals ])erman- 
(n+ly. DR. CANNADAY, 1226 
Park Square, Sedalia, Mo. 



ELDER JOSEPH E. ADAMS. 

Fellowship —Sat. and 1st Sunday in 
iMarch. 

RehoboHi — Monday. 

Clement — Tuesday. 

Four Oaks — Wednesday. 

Smith field—Thursday. 

Old Fnion — Sat. ancl 2nd Sunday. 

P> e 1 h a n y — 1\ I on d ay . 

Cross Koads — Tuesday. 

Beaulah — Wednesday. 

School House near brother Charlie 
Hatchers — Thursday. 

Creech 's — Friday. 

Salem — Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 



ASSOCIATION. 
Dmut Brother: — Please publish the 



EI;DER A. L. I\IOORE AND P'RANF 
EGGLESTON. 

Danville — Friday night before the 
1st Sunday in March. 

Malmaison — Sat. and 1st Sunday. 

Mountain Springsl — Monday. 

Strawberry — Tuesday. 

IMountain — Wednesday. 

Canaan — Thursday. 

Sugar Tree— Friday. 

Axton — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 

They will ueed conveyance when off 
R. R. 



164 



MON'S LANDMARK. 



ELDEK II. M. WILLIAMS. 
Brother Beujamiii lloneycutt's- 
March 17th at night. 
Liberty Hill— 18. 
Howards Chapel — 19. 
j\Ir. Deatons — 20. 
White Oak Grove— 21. 
Suggs Creek — 22. 
Calico— 23. 
Kock Hill— 24. 
Pierces Chapel — 25. 
Toms Creek^ — 26. 
High Point — 27. 
Lexington — 28. 
Salisbury— 29. 
Concord at night. 
New Zion — 30. 
Conveyance needed. 



Let integi'ity and uprightness pre- 
ei've me; for 1 wait on thee. 



ELDEK S P. W. WILLI ARD AND S. 
McMlLlAN. 
Great Swamp — lAlarch 1. 
Tysons — 2. 
Meadow — 3. 
l^'armville — 4 and 5. 
Mewborns — 6. 
Nahunta — 7. 
Goldsboro — 8. 
Smithfield— 9, 
Four Oaks — 10. 
Benson — 11. 
Clement — 12. 
Fellowship — 13. 
Coats — 14. 



MINSLOWSJ: 

Purely Vegetable -Not Narcotic 

For over seventy years lias Ijeen liit'hly success- 
ful in relieving children during the danronuis 
teething period. It soothes the child, softeus the 



best remedy for infantile diarrhoea. Demand 
"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Srynp" and accept no 
other. Twenty-five cents a bottle. 

I have not sat with vain persons, 
neither Avill I go in Avith dissemblers. 



Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Sanatarium, located at 513 
Main St., St. Joseph, Mo., has pub- 
lished a book showing the deadly ef- 
fect of the tobacco habit, and how it 
can be stopped in three to five days. 

As the.y are distributing this book 
free, any one wanting a copy should 
send tlieir name and address at once. 



Examine me, 0 Lrtrd, and prove 
me ; try my reins and my heart. 



"FIFTY YEARS AMONG THE BAP- 
TISTS. 
Dear Brother Gold: — 
Please allow me to say in the Land- 
mark that I have a few copies of Bene- 
dicts "Fifty Years Among the Bap- 
tists," that I will mail (postage paid) 
to any point in the U. S. for only $1. 
per copy. Every one knows what this 
book is worth to every student of Bap- 
tist history. 

Mail all orders to, 

A. H. RODEN, 

Glen Rose, Texas. 



MOORK'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

La.st s'.iminer my health became 
''pry poor. I went to Moore's Miner- 
al Springs, .n Stokes County, N. C. 
remaining there ;^bout 12 days, I re- 
turned home well. 

This water acti on the blood, the 
skin, the bowels, kidneys, stomach, 
catarrh, &c. 

T gladly recommend this water to 
the sick. Hotel open winter and sum 
mer. "Wate^- chipped from Rural TT:iil 
N. C. at $1.50 per ease of 12 half 
Ions and eases to be returned in .?n 
d«y8. P. D. G. 



ZTON'S LANDMARK. 



165 



To Mothers. 

Dua't fear cmuj). Keel) a jar oi' 
:\l()ther's .Jo> S.a'-c iii the ht^us^. it 
will ix'iieve cruLip and break up a coid 
ill 'ten iniiiutcs. IMade from i)ure 
(Joose Urease, mutton suit and other 
healiug uigredicnts. it never fails. 
If you or your cliild have a cough, 
just take a teaspoouful and go to bed, 
and your cough sto])3 at once. For 
croup, rub the chest, tlieii ])ut it on :i 
rag and tie it aroung the throat and 
go to bed. In the niornini!- you will 
feel like a ^ ' '• y>nr 

merchant d' : 
twenty-tive > . , ; : : i jar. 
Goose Grease Co., Greensboro, N. C. 



Shew me thy -ways, O Loi-d ; teach 
uie tliy paths. ' 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Rape's Diapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, 
Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine 
in five minutes. 



If what you just ate is souring on 
your stomacti or lies lilte a lump of 
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch 
gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, 
heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste 
in mouth and stomach-headache, you 
can get blessed' relief in five minutes. 
Put an end to stomach trouble forever 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of 
Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. 
You realize in five minutes how need- 
less it is to suffer from indigestion, 
dyspepsia or any stomach disorder. 
It's the quickest, surest stomach doc- 
tor in the world. It's wonderful. 
Redeem Israel. O (Jod, out of all 
his troubles. 

Try Murine Eye Remedy 

If you have Re.l, \\ eak, Watery Eyts 
or Granulated Evelids. Doesn't Smart 
—Soothes Eve Pain. Urusgists Sell 
Murine Eve Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 50c. 
Murine Eve S.-tlve in Aseptic Tubes, 
25c, ,SOc. ' Eve Hor.ks Free bv Mail. 

An Eye Tonic Good for All Eyes that Need Care 
Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Chicago 



Free Fruit Trees. 

<_)\\iiig to the curtailing of our ex.- 
|)ui t irade and other causes, we havo 
■o Mi.i>his ol about l,750,OUU fruit. 
sKiid.', uDiameiital trees, vines and 
piaiii>,. li.e liiie.M slnrk \v have evei' 
<;:'., w il. To dlspu V of this sutpius as 

i,;i,idiy a;> possible we have cut our 
regular prices in half and will prepay 
t:ie freight on all orders amounting 
io ^f) (ir u\ei-. In aiidition to the 
;ilM,vr discuuiit we are going to give 
absoluely free, T)")!) Oklahoma Beauty 
I'eaeh, .'lOU ^■ulln^■'s Number One 
I'.-aeli, iMiiiiTv World Apple trees 
and lit, 00(1 CriM'nsburo Favorite 
StrawbeiTV IMants as follows: With 
each +1.00 j>urehase your choice of 
these trees dv plants to the amount of 
lifty einls. Ord^r before this gift 
■,tMrk is ,'\h,insi rd. They- include the 

Special discount to Ministers: We 

>\ill allo^\• .Ministers an additional 
discount of lifty p(n- cent, from above 
on fruit trci-s and fruit plants for their 

Wiitr 1()(hiy for price list nnd fur 
the,' pai-tieulars. Don't delay. Refer- 
ence: P>ra(lst reet, or have your bank- 
er in\-esiigai(- us. Greensboro Nurs- 
eries, .Tolm A. ^'ollng & Sons, Ow'ners. 
Box A, Greensboro, N. C. 



The Lord is my shepherd; I shall 
not want. 



Cabbage Plants That Grow. 

TTardy. frost-proof varieties. Grown 
ill the ojien — earliest in maturing. 100 
]!ostpaid 27)c. By express, charges col- 
lect, per 1000 in lots of less than 4,000, 
+1 ; 5,000 to 7,000, 85e ; 8,000 to 10,000 
T.lc. Special prices in larger quanti- 
ties. C. F. Hethington, iMeggetts, S. C. 

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my 
soul. 




At Nature s Fountain 

Without the Expense and 
Loss of lime i\eoessary 
For a Visit to tlia Spring 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the lile of prac- 
tically every man and woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human 
skill. In fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are 
the cases which physicians call "stub- 
born" and 'chronic" for the reason that 
they persist in spite of drug treatment. 1 
do not refer to incurable diseases such as 
cancer and consumption, but to that larger 
class of functional disorders which we meet 
every day, where the organs of digestion 
and elimination are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physi- 
cians and our big city specialists send 
their wealthy patients to the mineral 
springs where, in the great in:>jori!y i>i 
cases they are permanently rest(;re;l or 
decidedly benefited. Cut what about, the 
poor man who has not the money or the 
busy man or woman who cannot spend the 
time to spend several weeks or pos- 
sibly months at a health resort? Shall 
circumstances deny them the restoration 
to health which Nature has provided? 
Read my answer in the coupon at the bot- 
tom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the 
Shivnr Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thous- 
ands of friends in all parts of America 
and even in foreign cou'^'tries, whose 
faces I have never seen. Yet I count 
.hem my friends, for the Shivar 
Spring water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health do 
not hesitate to accept my offer v/hich has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
on the couron. If you could read the 




letters that come to me daily, numbering 
about ten thousand a year, and the vast 
majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that I make 
this ofl'er displaying my absolute confidence 
in the restorative powers of Shivar Mineral 
Water. 

INDIGESTION 

Savannah, Georgia. 

I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train r f horri- 
fying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shreci'ied wheat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, from disease and star- 
vation was in a very low state of nervous 
vii^Mity and general debility. I ordered ten 
;-a!;o !s of your Mineral Water which I used 
(TDi! innously, reordering when necessary, 
and in four months gained twenty-nine 
liounds, was strong and perfectly well, and 
luive worked practically every dt " since. 
It acts as a general renovator of the system. 
I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water In as large 
quantities as possible, for Its properties are 
so happily blended and in such proportion 
that they will not disturb the most delicate 
system. It is purely Nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AXANT, M.D. 
La Grange, Ga., Nov. 25, 1914. 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twonty-flve 
years from indigestion and dyspepsia. Afte' 
one week's trial of Shivar Water I c — 
menced to improve, and after drinking, 
for four weeks I pained fifteen pounds, r 
feel better and stronger tban I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this Water to any one with stomach troubls 
of any character, and truly bislleve It will 
cure nicer of the stomach. I am writing 
this voluntarily and tmst it will fall In the 



hands of many who ar« so unfortunaU as 

to be afflicted with indigestion aud nervous 
dyspesia 

C. V. TRUITT, 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 
DYSPEPSIA 
Baltimore. Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many yeiirs 1 suiiered with siomacli 
trouble as a direct result of asthma. I 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and spent quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever, I liad about come to the conclusion 
that aiy case was hopeless, but by accident 
I happened to get hold of oae of your book- 
lets, and decided to try Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter. After drinking the water for about 
three week« I was entirely relieved, and 
since that time have suffered but litlle in- 
oonvenience from my trouble. 1 cheerfully 
recommended the u.se of your Wr.ter to any 
one that may bo suffering from stomach 
trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Seldon Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va.. Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to teli yen that your 
Water has been a great benefit. I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife- says it 
has helped me more than anythiu.? else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty > anrs, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. H. ROWE, 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM 

Lfeeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Waler in sev- 
eral oases of rheumatism, chronic Indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that it 
has acted nicely in each case, and I believe 
that If used continuously for a reasonable 
time will produce a permanent cure. It 
will purify the blood, relieve debility, stimu- 
late the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them In throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Floronce, C. C. 
I suffered with indlLesUon ;ai(l 1;idney 
trouble, and a year ago was strici?en with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your S;irini,' 
Water I am walking without any rrutcli 
and improving daily. Indigecflon much re- 
lieved. I wish I could write Shivar Spring 
Water in the sky so that the world could 
become acquainted with it. 

MRS. THEO. KUKER. 
BILIOUSNESS 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For ovet two years, following a nervous 
break-down, I have suffered with a liver 
i 80 torpid that ordinary remedies were ab- 
' lelutely powerless. Under such circum- 
itances, I came to Shivar Spring, and began 
drinking the Water. Upon advice, however 
the first -alght x>oV i laxative- the second 



filSht It milder on*. Sine* thea I hay* tak- 
en none at all. The effect of the water has 

been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirit is 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that tha 
laxative, followed by the Water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. 

S. A. DERIBUX. 
RENAL AND CYSTIC 

Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that 1 would have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using this water only a few days, I am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 

J. P. D. 

High Point, N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife has had a bad kidney trouble 
for several years. She has been using the 
water only about three weeks and it has 
already made her a new woman. Her color 
is much improved her appetite is all that 
she could wish for, her digestion seems to 
le perfect. We give Shivar Springs credit 
for it all. T. G. S. 

GALLSTONES 

Greenville. S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gallstones, or. I might say. it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
lier any good. After drinking the Water 
she was able'to get out of bed, and is today 
stout and healthy. I hope these few Knes 
will be of help to some one suffering as my 
mother did. 

W. J. STRAWN. 
Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 
My doctor said I would have to be operat- 
ed on for gallstones, but since I have been 
drinking your Water I haven't had to have 
a doctor. 

W. H. EDWARDS. 



^ I! ut This Coupon and Mall it Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 
Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
V\ ater. I agree to give it a fair trial m 
ac^o^dance with the instructions which 
you will send, ?nd if I derive ao benefit 
therefrom you agiee to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

Ple.tse write distinctly 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



SALTS FINE FOR 
ACHIlK|[li.!S 



We eat too much Meat which Clogs 
Kidney's, then the Back Hurts. 

Most folks for-ct that tlu" kidiu.ys, 
like the howcls, ovt slu-'-isli and cloo'- 
fzvd and ii,.,-d a llushmu- oc-asioiud! v. 



They gaped u})on me w: 
moutlis, as a raveniii- and 
lion. 



in the kid 
rhcnmatic 
stomach, 
of hlad(h"i 
^'nn sim 
activf ami 
feel an a 



id dull niisci 



onioni yo 
!n' kidnc 
H's of Ja! 



i'('f>'ion, ji't't abont fonv f 
Salts fi-om any o-(„„] di-n<:' store here, 
take a tablespoonfnl in a -lass of wn- 
tei- l)efoiv Iweakfast for a few days 
and your kidneys -will theri ad fine. 
Tliis famous salts is made from tho 
aeid of "-rapes and lemon jniee, eom- 
bined with lithia, and is harmless to 
flush elojyg-pd kidneys and stimulate 
them to normal activity. It also ncn- 
tralies tho acids in the nrim^ .'-o it no 
lontrer iri'itates. thus endiin;;' bladdm- 
disorders. 

•Tad Salts is harndess: inexpensive; 
makes a delio-htful effervescent lithia- 
wnter drink which everybodv should 
take now and then to keep their kid- 
nev.s clean, thus avoidin<>' serious com- 
plications. 

A well-known local drno-o-ist savs 
he sells lots of .Tad Salts to folks who 
believe in overcoming kidney trouble 
while it is only trouble. 



HEAT FLASHES, 
DIZZY, NERVOUS 

Mrs. Wynn Tells How Lydia 
E. Pinkham's Vegetable 
Compound Helped Her 
During Change of Life. 

Richmond, Va. — "After taking 
seven bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Com- 
pound I feel like a 
new woman. I al- 
ways had a headache 
during the Change 
of Life and was also 
troubled with other 
bad feelings com- 
mon at that time — 
dizzy speUo, nervous 
feelings and heat 
flashes. Now I am 
better health 
than I ever was and recommend your 
remedies to all my friends. " — Mrs. Lena 
Wynn, 2812 E. O Street, Richmond, Va. 

While Change of Life is a most crit- 
ical period of a woman's existence, the 
annoying symptoms which accompany 
it may be controlled, and normal health 
restored by the timely use of Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 

Such warning symptoms are a sense 
of suffocation, hot flashes, headaches, 
backaches, dread of impending evil, 
timidity, sounds in the ears, palpitation 
of the heart, sparks before the eyes, 
irregularities, constipation, variable ap- 
petite, weakness and inquietude, and 
dizziness. 

For these abnormal conditions do not 
fail to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege- 
table Compound. 




I may tell all my bone 
iud stare upon me. 



Save, Lord : 
when Ave call. 



et the kinfr 



Deliver my soui from the sword; m 
darling- fi-om the power of the dog. 



i ZION'S LANDMARK 



1 



PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 
AT 

WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 

VOL. XLIX. WILSON, N. C, MARCH 1, 1916. NO. 8 





P. D. GOLD, Editor, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LE9HJ*|^ AsBo. Editor, tloyd, Va. 



$1.50 rSE YEAR.. 



"FIFTY YEARS AMONG THE BAP- 
TISTS. 
Dear Brother Gold: — 
Please allow me to say in the Land- 
^rk that I have a few copies of Bene- 
dicts "Fifty Years Among the Bap- 
tists," that I will mail (postage paid) 
to any point in the U. S. for only $1. 
per copy. Every one knows what this 
book is worth to every student of Bap- 
tist history. 

Mail all orders to, 

A. H. RODEN, 

Glen Rose, Texas. 



He ffiveth to the beast his food, and 
to the young ravens which cry. 



Praise ye the Lord, 0 Jerusalem, 
praise thy God, 0 Zion. 



He giveth snow lie wool : he scat- 
He giveth snow like wool : he scat- 



Reelpe far Gray Hair 
To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum, 
a small box ol Bwbo Compound, aad 1-4 oz. 
o£ elyearine. Apply to the hair twice r 
week mntll ft becomee the desired shade. 
Any dragi^st ean port this up or you can 
mix it at home at Vur Httis cost. Full di- 
reetl*B4 tot waUag asd uss come in each 
box •! Barbe Cam'pdUQd. It will gradually 
darkra •treaked. Saded gray hair, and re- 
9lDT«s Aaadraft tt Ib e:seeUeat tar falling 
liair amd w411 make harab haiir aoft and glos- 
67. Tt wOl Bot eolor the scalp. Is not sticky 
or greasy, and does not mb off. 



To Mothers. 

Don't fear croup. Keep a jar of 
Mother's Joy Salve in the house. It 
will relieve croup and break up a cold 
in ten minutes. Made from pure 
Goose Grease, mutton suit and other 
healing ingredients. It never fails. 
If you or your child have a cough, 
just take a teaspoonful and go to bed, 
and your cough stops at once. For 
croup, rub the chest, then put it on a 
rag and tie it aroung the throat and 
go to bed. In the morning you will 
feel like a thoroughbred. If your 
merchant does not have it, send us 
twenty- five cents and get a large jar. 
C4ocsG Groase Co., Greensboro, N. 0. 



Prfiir^f ye him, all his angels: praise 
ye him, all his hosts. 



TKiCK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FEEE FROM DANDRUFF 



Girls! Tr / \V. Hair gets soft, fluffy and 
beau i: id:— Get a 25 cent bottle 
ov Danderine. 



If you care for heavy hair that glis- 
tens with beauty and is radiant with 
life; has an incomparable softness and 
is fluffy and lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the 
beauty of your hair, besides it imme- 
diately dissolves every particle of 
dandruff. You can not have nice 
heavy, healthy hair if you have 
dandruff. This destructive scurf robs 
the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
its very life, and if not overcome It 
produces a feverishness and itching of 
the scalp; the hair roots famish, 
loospTi and die; then tlie hair falls out 
fast. Surely get a 25-cent bottle of 
Knowlton's Danderine from any drug 
sto'-'^ -Ti'i inst try it 




MENDLE50N3 c^^g Qj^^^g^ 

^ /l/^ Removes Dirt .-^ v^A~r 
^f^^"^ Makes Better Soap \0^^J 
y ^^'z-eS More For Your Money 

Best lye made for all household purposes. Ten 
cent size (20 oz.) will saponify eight pounds of 
grease. Made in three forms; solid, granulated 
and ball, in five and ten cent sizes. It you want 
the largest can of the best lye, insist upon MEN- 
DLESON'S. Also sold in bulk for making compost. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIS1 



OUli LIGHT AFi^LlCTiONS. 
2 Cor. 4;17. 
Light Attlictioub I Docs it not ap- 
pear wonderful that tiie Apostle sliould 
use the expression, "Light Attiictiou.s' 
iu this iniiiiediate cuniicct ion ■ As we 

look over t llr Si_'V(T;il ti - ! i : ''S wllich lie 

has evidently i-.'fei-i'fi I m and eon- 
densed iu these two woi'ds, ean- 
uot but ask where sliail \\ c I'mmI heav. 
afflictions? Let us look hack \,,r 
beginning of this immediate subjeei, 
the preparation of the Apostles for 
their apostolic work, and the affile 
tion neeessai-ily attendent iijion tha' 
prei)aration. 

hi the 6th verse reference is made 
to the infinite jjower of Cod "who 
commanded llie liji'ht lo sliiiir out of 
darkness," in ur-dei- lliat il may be 
at oiiei' iHitid tlijit it is the same inti- 
nite i)n\\r!' nf tile iiiliuiie Cod by 
which ••the imlit ,,f tiie knowledge of 
the gloi'v ol (JimI" einiies into the 
heart of any one pi i j,;ii in^- liini to 
^preach llie ^dsjiel. oi- io do any ai)osto- 
llic work. 11 is (jod sliinin;,'' in tlie lieart 
|{not "into", but "in ") who gives 
Khat light. To sliine in a room the 
light must be in th(- tooni. To sliine 
in the heart the Sun must be in the 
heart, it is "( lirist in them tin' hopf^ 
of glory." 

Now begins the intimation of the 
source of trouble: "But we have this 
treasure in earthen vessels, that the 
excellency of the power may be of God 
avil m«t df us." Here is tke conflict 



the source and cause of trouble. Two 
natures, tlie desh and the .Spirit, the 
one ( ontrary to the other, so that ye 
taun )t do tiie things tliat ye would. 
The light oi: the knowledge of the 
gioiy of God: tliat is the treasure, it 
IS not in tlie flesh; that is, the flesh, 
the natural, does not understand this 
knowledge, tliougli it is held in the 
"Lartiien Vessel. " "The natural 
man receive th not tiie things of the 
opu'Jt of Cod, for they are foolishness 
unto him, neither can he know them, 
because they are spiritually discern- 
ed." 1 Cor. 2:14. 

Now, because of this treasure in 
earthern vessels, and all the glory be- 
ing to the Lord, comes "trouble on 
every side," with perplexities and 
castings down ; but there is a limit, 
and the apostle declares they are not 
"distressed," nor "in despair," nor 
"forsaken,"" nor "destro^'ed." 

Now the apostle says we always 
bearing about in tlie body the dying of 
the Lord Jesus, that the life also of 
Jesus might be made manifest in our 
l)ody. This sentence, expressing such 
a fearful affliction, is repeated, with 
reference to all who live ( a spiritu^J 
life.) What a fearful thing is this, to 
feel always the dying of the Lord 
Jesiis; to bear tliaf dying alxiut in our 
body, as the- only way m \vhi(di the 
life of Jesus can" he ex|ierieneed, and 
"made manifest in our mortal flesh."' 
This seems to me something terrible, 
also, and that death, worketk la. tke 



ITO 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



apostles, and in a fearful sense, in all 

that know tlie spiritual hie, and may 
work lu tiic haiULh, tu wiioui pertains 
the working- oi lilc in tlieni. 

Cau auytliing be luuro i'eariully 
pamlul aud alilietive tiiaii the ieeiiug 
of tliis daily dying of tue Lord Jesus^ 
This must be wliat i'itul desirea iur 
himself, to know the fellowship of 
Jesus surtering-s, and to be made con- 
formable unto Ills death, i'iul. '6 ;10. 

What untold sufteriug.-b tliose en- 
dured who suiiered witii the dear Laniu 
of God. And we know that there luuM 
be witli us a erueilixion wil.li Cliri.-,i. 
And 1 often wonder how J could en- 
dure even a little ol tiu.t suh'eriUi^-. 
What little i have tasted of his dy- 
ing has been too much for me. 1 have 
to cry to him to ""ri'move Lhe stroke of 
thy hand." "Enter not into judgment 
with thy servant, for in tliy sight sliall 
no ilesli living be justilied. " 

And yet the apostle says of tliis fear- 
ful affliction of himself and the aj)ONt- 
les, and of the dying of the Lord .Jesus 
in him and in all his i)eople, "our liglit 
affliction," and says, "which is but for 
a moment." 1 ilo not think I can un- 
derstand this. If .you were here, Bro. 
Gold, or if j were with you, I would 
ask you some questions. 

How is this a light afiliction?" This 
affliction spoken of throughout this 
chapter is because of the death and 
resurrection of Christ, and of our ex- 
perience of fellowship with thos.e suf 
ferings. The natui'al man doc; not 
know nor feel those suffer 
ings. But this kii()\\-ledge and exper- 
ience of these sufferings, in our meas- 
ure, are our li()[)e and oui' ;;alvati(iu 
while we are in this linu^ i-,tate. We 
areassured that J(-sus is lunv our life 
and our salvation. And thai in all our 
troubles ami ( astings-down, lie who 
raised u}> -lesus will also r.iisc up us 
also by him,'" and will also present all 
the people to whom the apostles, and 



other gifts, present them together to 
the Lord with tiiem,. The order of the 
church of Jesus Christ is gioriotis, and 
ail the glory is unto the name of Jesus, 
and the consideration of this makes 
our aliiiction a light affliction. 

By faith our burdens are ail cast up 
on the Lord, as lie commands. All tue 
troubles "on every side," ail our sor- 
rows aud griefs, all our castings down, 
all our pamful dyings witli Jesus are 
cast upon him, and his resurrection is 
ours. "1 am the resurrection and the 
life." Only Jesus could ever say-that. 
Then, in this sense our affliction is 
light. Also, it is but for a moment. 
' ' With the Lord one day is as a thous- 
and years, and a thousand years as 
one day." Which simply means that 
when we are with the Lord time is not 
estimated. We do not notice time. A 
thousand years are but as yesterday 
when it is past. Only a moment. 

In the gospel day the work is all 
done. No more work to do. And even 
in the midst of all the sorrows and 
griefs and deej) inward trials, and 
when it seems to us that affliction is 
about to overwhelm us, all at onee the 
triath of the expression of the apostle 
will come so sweetly over our souls 
that we can say with joyful assurance, 
"Our light affliction." 

But now the sweet wonder is in- 
creased. "Our light affliction which 
is but for a moment, worketh for us 
a far more exceeding and eternal 
weight of glory." This can have no 
meaning for the natural man. But for 
the new man, for the child of God, it 
has a most glorious meaning. 

Everything in the Old Testament 
had its fulfillment in the New Testa- 
ment. All the teachings of Jesus were 
to his disciples, to whom he spake in 
parables. To the faith of his people 
he explained his parables, which all 
referred to the things of his Kingdom 
and glory. It was by their faith that 



ZION'S LAKDMABK- 



171 



opoietl. He said to tbose he healed, 
"thy faith hath saved thee," and 1o 
tlie faith of tliose he taught his teach- 
ing was given. 

So today it is only by faith that the 
mysteries of the gospel are understood 
and felt by his people. 

In this sense we are given to under- 
stand all gospel teachiiig by faitli. 

The afflictions of the gos])el, though 
full of severity and pain, arc ;ill doing 
a great and wonderful woik for the 
Lord's people. " TribuLition worketh 
patience." SorroAvs are to show the 
deep meaning and sublime value of 
spiritual things. Trials are to prove 
the true faith of the saints. " I will try 
t-Iiem as gold is tried." All these out- 
ward things belonging to the church 
are of great value, but they can be 
seen by the natural eye. The true, 
deeper spiritual value is that which 
cannot be seen by the eye. In regard 
to the ordinances and order of the 
church, their spiritual value is that 
which cannot be seen b}- the eye. In 
order to see the deep spiritual mean- 
ing, "the far more exceeding and eter- 
nal weight of glory," to vliicli faith 
points, we must be looking ;it tlic thing's 
that are not seen, whifli nro ctornal. 

So baptism, the Lord's .^uppcr, witli 
all the things that appeal to th'^ natur- 
al sympathies, emotions, passions; all 
these things of a spiritual kind. We 
look for the work of faith confornin<T 
them; and while we attend to thetn 
with great care, we are looking for 
what faith says concerning them, tliat 
we may know the sacred reality that 
underlies them,. These natural things 
must fade and fail, and also these nat- 
ural griefs and sorrows. When wo 
look at the .spiritual meanincr of them 
we see they are light, and but foi' n mo- 
ment from this eternal standpoint of 
faith we can sometimes see how Hioy 
"work for us a far more r-xcoedincr 
and eternal weight of glory." At such 



a time we cannot complain of thi 
heavy attliction. We love to boar it, 
and are tnaukfui to have the privilege 
of foDovvLiig the dear Saviour in sor- 
iO'>v as vvcll as in joy. 

"From all oor atflictions his glory 

shall spring ; 
^nd the deeper our sorrows the louder 

we'll sing." 

Dear Brother Gold:— If this will 
suit you for the Landmark you may 
publisli it. I luipe to write bouie more 
upon the .same .suljjrct if the Lord will. 
But 1 do not know. 1 find i cannot 
write ;is i'a;-.il\- ;i.s in r^inncf years, and 
1 cannot write ai to piolit unless 

My l.,iii(li;iark has not appeared for 
awhile. W e all seiul you kind regards 
and love. 

Your bi'otlier in hope, 

SILAS II. DUKAND. 
Southamj)lon, Pa., Jan. 20, 1916. 



CONSOLATION AND STKENUTH. 

Elder D. S. and Leuia Webb, 

Drai' i'.i-nther and 'Sister:— If you 
kn. w Mir eoinfo!'!. consolation and 
stren-tli I iricive tVoiii vour good let- 
ters yon wnliM ii.il sar])rised at 
aoN thin- tli;M I h; doi-.. for you. 1 
have just ii ad il aooul ihe fourth or 
fifth time :;im1 rrrr]x.A st -Rgth and 
comfoj't e\( r\ time, and was made to 
shed tears of joy and L'h^'hioss every 
time. They ai'e to me like some of 
the first songs 1 learned to sing, such 
as Amazins' Gi-ace, When 1 can read 
-my titles (dear. Am 1 a soldier of the 
ci'oss. They never grovr old, neither 
do r get tired of thcin, thoi;gh I can't 
sing them as wtdl as I used to, still the 
songs are the tame sweet words: and 
1 love to sing them yet — so is your 
good lettei's to me. They come richly 
laden with gospel truths, which feeds 



172 



aiON'S LANDMAHK. 



ray poor hungry soul, and builds me 
up in the faith. When 1 dou't get a 
letter from you in a long time, I fear 
something has gone wrong, or think 
that you have concluded that I am not 
worthy of your attention. I often feel 
this way about it, and I almost give 
up in despair. Af; I took lay seat to 
read your letter these thoughts ci iue 
in my mind, oh ; that i could feel 
worthy to read this letter. As 1 read 
it I was made to shed tears of joy and 
gladness, to see how kindly you had 
remembered a poor unworthy worm of 
the dust, though 1 felt sorry that Sis- 
ter Webb was so badly mistaken in 
me. I don't feel to be so good. I feel 
very different from that, though I 
hope I am blessed some times to do 
some good deeds, all honor is due 
Him who gives us life, light and liber- 
ty to do the things that are well pleas- 
ing in his sight. If I could only len- 
der to Him all the honor, adoration 
and praise that is due his great, grand 
and glorious name for his wonderful 
goodness and mercy towards me, 1 
would be satisfied. 

Thank you for your photos. 
Brother Webb I was sorry to see you 
looking so feeble, and hope you are 
better now. I haven't been well for a 
few days, but am better now. When we 
come to lay this dull mortality down, 
oh, may we be caught up in a moment, 
in the twinkling of an eye, with all 
the blood washed pure, there to sing 
the song of redeeming grace, on the 
sunny banks of sweet deliverance for- 
ever more, is my prayer for Christ's 
sake. Amen. 

Brother Gold, it has come in my 
mind to send the above with brother 
Webb's letter for publication in the 
Landmark. 

Yours in love. 

J. R. JONES. 
Greensboro, N. C, Cf. Revolution 
at©re 00. 



James R. Jones, 

Dear Brother in a precious liope:— 
We received your good lettm- of the 
15th inst., and we were ylad to hear 
from you, but ashamed that I had not 
written yo;i before now. 1 had just 
returned from tlie Mountain Associa- 
tion when \ rcccive'd your letter re- 
l)orting the Association at High Point. 
1 appreciated that letter, and was 
pleased to hear of the good meeting 
and preaching, and thouglit I would 
write you a.s soon as I could think of 
something that would interest you. 

I was busy gathering corn and put- 
ting in my wlieat crop, so I neglected 
to write to you, but 1 did not forget 
you, nor 1 never will as long as I re- 
tain mind to think of any one. Your 
kindness (Brother Jones) to us, make.=; 
me wonder like Ruth in Boaz's field, 
when he had shown her kindness, she 
said, "How is this, that I have found 
grace in thy sight?" Grace is surely 
the fruit of love. Ruth had done noth- 
ing for Bof-z but he loved her first, 
and she loved him because he first 
loved her, therefore Ave love Him be- 
cause he first loved us. How do we 
love Him without bearing some fruit? 

If we do service for any one we re- 
ceive a reward according to the law, 
therefore Ave are laboring for the re- 
ward ; but Ave are not under the Unv, 
but under grace. We have a large 
Virginia beauty apple tree in our 
yard. It Avas once a Avild scion or seed- 
ling, the fruit was not good, therefore 
it Avas cut off and grafted in, not AA'or- 
sted ,but made better, and noAv that 
tree bears us an abundance of good 
fruit, and Ave admire the tree. It 
bears fruit according to the nature of 
the tree, even so we Avere as the Avild 
olive by nature covetous and selfish, but 
God having applied the knife (the 
law) and cut us ofif and grafted into 
us by the covenant of grace, Christ the 
life, giving us motion and movement. 



arON'S LANDMARK. 



173 



and so our movements come in such a 
way tliat our ;:ctious and deeds prove 
that we are of the Lord. \W bear the 
fruit of grace just as free as the aj)- 
ple tree bears a]»])ies, and (iod h;is 
made it that way. .Some say they bi'- 
lieve in salvation b\' grace, but ta k 
is cheap, an<i smiles may be deeei'. 
While grace is the fruit of luve. o'lr 
love sometimes seems weak like a tire 
burned down: hut ;u; !'.]•- . i'. li. ^(■^ler 
once said, "'t;!!! iln- a^lns a,\;iy au'-l 

push up cidsc lifJililM- tlir coals, 

and they mmkI i'(.:th a A\oiulerfnl 

good heat." I am tiixcd \v\t\i all I can 
do some of tlu' lime in keep up a living 
and sometimes I ch sii'e to go aiul meet 
Avith the bretliren, Init something 
needs doing at home, and 1 think over 
how insignificant I am and if i can be 
a help to my family i had better stay 
at home. So no one is due me any 
thing, neither should any one care for 
me. I went to my mail box and re- 
ceived a letter from a dear b''other, 
telling how the dear Lord had blessed 
him to feel His peaceful presence, and 
strength to look beyond Jordan's 
stormy flood to the home beyond. Yes 
brother Jones your letter made me 
think that as a man loves his wife, he 
does not want to know her faults, but 
if she has faults he knows it, and he 
must die to forget them, just like Jesus 
went down in death and there he put 
all our sins and iniquities behind, and 
triumphantly arising from death de- 
clared that their sins and their ini- 
quities will I 1-. member no more. So 
He j)iii ;n\ ;iy ;i 1 1 sin and sorrow by his 
death, and if we be the followers of 
Jesus in death all our sorrows will 
have an end, the world will be blot- 
ted out of our memory, and in His 
remembrance we Avill be brought home 
to where Jesus is. 

For he said to the Father of 
all thou gavest me shall I lose nothin'jr, 
but will raise it up again." We have 



been raised up to the fellowshi]) of 
tiu' Spii'it, but as yet we cannot re- 
tain the Spn'it. So we ilesn-e to be 
clothetl in the Spirit, liu>u the e.irnesc 
eX])eetatioii is waiting for tiie n 'emp- 
tiou of I he body from death. 

keul;. iiad been after me to write to 
you for sonu' time, and 1 did not kno.v 
how, luid wiu'U we ret'cived your let- 
ter she s;ii<l "What eaii we" do for 
him.' He is aii exeeptioual -(u.d broth- 
er and we inust not neuleet to write 
him ofteiuM-." Hut w cinnot find 
woi-ds to express (iui;"i\(s to you in 
ord/r t;) show to you (uir t 'eiiugs. foi- 
you have ( oiuphtelN' goue l-y us bv 
your much jiinl continued kir.diiess to 
us. We are in common health, and 
ever wisliing you well and may the 
bk'ssedness f.f the spirit of lo^'e „• ' 
peace be will. you. 

D. SMITH & LEULA WEBB. 
Hilisville, Va. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Dear Bi-other Gold: — 1 have a mind 
to write you and tell you some of the 
dealings of the L»n-d with me, I hope. 
I have ahvays thougiit the Old Bap- 
tists preached the right doctrine, but 
could not see my sins then as now do. 

Three years ago my wife was sick, 
and I thought the Lord was going to 
take her away from me, and I thought 
it Avas more than I could stand, and 
then I began to see my sins and I 
knew the Lord would do right to take 
her away from me, but it seemed to 
me that it was more than I could 
stand, and 1 was bound to call on the 
Jjord to have mercy on me, and to let 
my wife live, for it seemed that life 
would be a blank Avithout her, and I 
feel that God ausAvered my prayer for 
she is still living. I promised God 
that I Avould live a better life. [ 
thought I could, but the moie I tried 



174 



ZION'S LANDMAIIK 



to live right the worse 1 got. i went 
on in that ^\ay until last spring (llJl-lj 
when I had got so low down, so vilt; 
and full of sin it seemed that there was 
none unrighteous as 1. It seemed to 
me that everybody hated me. It was 
no pleasure to me to be with any one. 
1 wanted to get off to myself, and try 
to pray, but it seemed that 1 was too 
sinful to call on God's name, but i 
was bound to call on the Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ, for 1 liad heard 
the Old Baptist preachers say that by 
grace ye are saved, and by grace alone, 
so I went on trying to pray to Ciod for 
mercy, and to show me the light that 
1 might see, and to help me to live a 
better life, for 1 knew that without 
help from a higher power than 1 was 
I could not do anything. 1 went to 
the section meeting the fourth Sunday 
in May at Flat River. I did not go in 
the church that morning for the house 
was full, but I sat down under the 
window on the outside and heard part 
of the preaching. That evening 1 
went in and heard, I thought, the best 
preaching I ever heard. It was so 
plain to me and I was made to feel 
that God had forgiven me all my sins, 
and I loved tiod's people and wanted 
to live with them. I felt all right for 
a little while. 1 want-ed to join the 
church but 1 was not satisfied with 
so little evidence, and I asked the 
Lord to show me more proof that I 
was one of the children of Israel, and 
I had a dream and in the dream it 
seemed that the whole world was on 
fire and flames reached from the earth 
to heaven, and they came so close to 
me that it seemed like it would take 
my breath, and I called on the Lord 
for mercy, and Jesus came, divided the 
flames and lifted me up in his arms, 
and the flames left and there Avas a 
large crowd of people round about, 
and I was still in my dear Saviour's 
arms shouting praises to His glorious 



name, and he spoke to me and said, 
"praise my name in this way and you 
shall have everlasting life.'" i aAVoke 
with that dream on my mind, and it 
has been on my mind every day since 
then. I went on thinking what great 
things the Lord had done for me. 1 
knew 1 was saved by the mercy of 
God through Jesus Christ and Him 
alone, if saA ed at all, for I have done 
no good Avorks to be saved for. It 
seemed that every thing 1 did was 
against God. 

I felt like 1 Avas bound to tell some 
one Avhat great things the Lord had 
done for mc. So 1 v>'cnt to my brother 
Avho was a member of tlie church and 
talked with him, and also told my 
wife J Avanted to otf'cr myself to the 
church, but Avas afraid they would 
not have mc. So 1 ^^•cut on until the 
Saturday before the second Sunday in 
Oct. I and wife went t-) Wheelers and 
brother Hall told my feelings so that 1 
could not stay aAvay. My Avife Avent 
and I Avas bound to go with her, and 
tliey received us Avith seeming joy. 
We Avere bajitized the next day. i 
thought my ti'oubles Avere all gone 
then, but 1 find that there are more 
trials and troubles yet. 

I Avill close hoping you Avill pray for 
m(\ for 1 feel the need of prayer, 
^'our brother in hope, 

O. C. HAWKINS. 
Hurdle Mills, N. C. 



A SAD LETTER. 

Johnson & AVillis Sanatorium, 

Richmond, Va., Feb. 24, 1916. 
Dear Brethren and Sisters : — With 
many of you I have met and mingled 
in the sweet service of God in the past ; 
to you I feel thankful for the kind and 
loving fellowship extended to me at 
your hands. To those children of God 
not known to me in the flesh, my fel- 
loAvship is extended, and my love for 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



- was showu, and to their faith the 
mysteries of his gospel teaching were 
them, wherevci liuy may be, burneth 
bright, because we are ail members of 
Christ's body. 

1 am passing througii what is iudecil 
a very sad ordeal, and i feel il my duty 
to as far as possible let llu brethren 
know wliat my condition is. i have 
been here in Kichmond, \'a., witli m^ 
dear wife, who is sultenng \vitli can- 
cer of the stomach, since r eb. 1'4. The 
operation which it was hoped would 
result in so much reliet, cannot be ex- 
pected to attord as mue!i relief as had 
been hoped, i trust to be aijle to take 
her home within another week how- 
ever, and it is indeed gratifying to me 
to realize as 1 do that her entire trust 
is in the good Lord, and that slie is re- 
conciled to His will, wiiatever that 
may be. Her serious ahlictions have 
caused me to shed many tears of bit- 
ter sorrow, and oh how my poor heart 
lias been devoted to God in prayer for 
her recovery and restoration to 
health. 

l\iy dear brethren and friends, 1 
wish to say that the cost in connec- 
tion with this illness will be very 
heavy, and all the dear saints wlio may 
feel inclined to assist me in d"fi'ayinf( 
my expenses at the liospital, ran do so 
at the address below, and same will 
certainly be ai)preciated by me. 

1 shall be thankful to all for then- 
prayers for me and my dear wife. 
Yours in much sorrow, 
ELDER J. P. VIA, 

Critz, Va. 

Elder Via has spent some time with 
me while in Richmond, and 1 have 
learned to look upon him as a man of 
God. His preaching is sound. He has 
given to rae, and I feel that ] slioul l 
give to him. I shall do what I can for 
him. It is the duty of every child of 
God who can, to remember this dear 



Brother in a financial way. He does 
not receive a fixed salary for his min- 
isteiing unto us, but he goes forth in 
tlic service of the Lord reg irdless of 
what the bi ethren may see ht to do 
for lum. ii he has ministered unto 
our spii itiial needs, then it now be- 
<.!,]■ iliily lu his time of great 
, ; - inws, to niiiuster unto 
! il. Ii .■ ■([uirements, thus show- 
ing furlii our appreciation of what 
God through him has done for us. 

1 hope 1' am one who loves him for 
Christ's sake. 

W. R. MOORE. 
808 Decatur Street, 

South Richmond, Va. 



ELDER JOSEPH E. ADAMS. 

Fellowship — Sat. and 1st Sunday in 
]\Iarch. 

Rehoboth — Monday. 

Clement — Tuesday. 

B'our Oaks — Wednesday. 

Smithfield — Thursday. 

Old Union — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 

Bethany — Monday. 

Cross Roads — Tuesday. 

Beaulah — Wednesday. 

School House near brother Charlie 
Hatchers — Thursday. 

Creech 's — Friday. 

Salem — Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 



elde::^; I'. w. williard and c 

McMILlAN. 

CJreat Swamp — 'JMarch 1. 
Tysons — 2. 
Meadow — 3. 
Farmville — 4 and 5. 
Mewborns — 6. 
Nahunta — 7. 
Goldsboro — 8. 
Smithfield— 9. 
Four Oaks— 10. 
Benson — 11. 
Clement — 12. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

"Remove not the ancient iandniark 
which thy fathers have set." 

P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. Q. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. XLIX. NO. s 

Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, MARCH 1, 1916. 



EDITORIAL. 



THE BOOK OF ESTHER. 

It is the only Book of the Bible in 
which the name of the Lord does not 
appear. None of the title names ot 
the Lord God occurs in this book : yet 
the supersciption and the underwriting 
is based on this sure foundation. It is 
traced in his people, the Jews. Jesus 
said to the woman at the well salva- 
tion is of the Jews, John 1:22. The 
prophecy of Jacob, "The .scei)tre shall 
not depart from Judah, nor a lavvgivei- 
from between his feet until Shiloh 
come ; and unto him shall the gathering 
of the people be," Gen.49-10. The 
word Jews occurs first in 2nd Kings 
16:6. It is from the word Judah, the 
principal one of the twelve tribes of 
Israel. Christ was made of the seed 
of David and of the tribe of Judah, ac^ 
cording to the flesh, but declared tlb' 
Son of God with power according to 
the Spirit of holiness by the I'esnri'ee- 
tion from the dead. 

Tke Lord's portion is hi^ j.^eople. 



Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. T''^^ 
Lord found Jacob in the desert, in .\ 
waste, howling wilderness, and k\\ 
him about ajid instructed him, and kept 
him as the apple of liis eye, and no 
strange God was with him. God wms 
with his people; in all their .sojourn in 
time to guide and shield them, to 
chastize thou, to lead and keep tiiem, 
to feed them, to coi-rect and prove 
them in their wanderings and their 
murmurings, to send them into strange 
lands, yet to ee]), coi'icct and purge 
tliem when they need it. 

At the time these things were enact- 
ed that are nari'ated in the Book of 
Esther the Israelites wer,- in bondag- 
under the dominion of the ]\ledes ami 
Persians, Ahasuerns being the king. 
Medo-Persian monarchy liad con- 
quered and destroyed the Babylonian 
power. Cyius had been commanded 
by the God of heaven to su])ply treas- 
ure, and authorized the rebuilding of 
the temple at Jerusalem. Ahasuerus, 
a great king rei gm-d over 127 prov- 
inces from India to Ethioi)ia. Jews 
were scattered throughout all his 
realm. This king made a great feat to 
his nobles displaying the greatness of 
his wealth foi' many (hiys. Its regal 
splendor they feasted on witii great 
freedom. During the time of this roy- 
al display the king commanded Vash- 
ti his (jueen to appear before his 
nobles, that they might behold her 
beauty. !>u1 the queen refused to 
obey the kii.g, v,hicli wrought disturi)- 
ance in his I'ealnis. in i-ounsed with 
his nobles it v>'as decided that Vaslifi 
shotdd no more behohl the face of the 
king, imismueli as iier disobedience 
would cause confusi.on in every houHie- 
hold. It was decreed that every man 
should bear I'ule in his own house. 
Vasliti was baidshed, and her royal 
estate given to another moi-e worthy. 

Under the wonderfid working of tins 
matter the fairest vii'jjin of ins realmiii 



HON'S LANDMAUK- 



1,77 



that should tike the place of Vashli 
who was Jewess. It was not supposed 
whotliis sliould be. or how aseertaiiu.'d. 
But it shows tlie love and i'l'ovi- 
dence that th(! Lord (>'od displays in 
his working all thijigs together for 
good to them that love him, and are 
the called according to his purpose. 

A prominent character that dis- 
plays the traits of this wonderful peo-' 
pie, the most v.-onderful of all the 
races of mankind, whose father - 
Abraham, called the friend of (Jod, 
and the father of the faithful, and in 
whom all the families of the earth are 
blest, of whom Christ came according 
to the flesh, of whom every prophet is 
descended that is named in the bible, 
Moses the lawgiver, the leaders of 
Israel, and every apostle of the Lamb. 
This famous man is Mordecai, the 
Jew, who sat at the king's gate re- 
fusing to bow the knee to Haman, the 
Agagjte^. Haman was of Amelek that 
race against whom the Lord had war 
from generation to generation. The 
first war after they came out of 
Egypt was with Amelek. There then 
was no love in a true Israelite toward 
Amelek. Haman had no love for 
Israel . Mordecai was a typical Jew 
holding in faithfulness the traits that 
separate a true Israelite from false 
worship, for he contends for the faith 
of the fathers, the faith once delivered 
to the saints. 

He bows not to Haman though Ha- 
man was promoted to great authority 
in the kingdom.IIaman despised Mor- 
decai so bitterly that no honors were 
prized by him so long as Mordecai sat 
at the king's gate without honoring 
him. Mordecai loved them that love the 
Lord. He was on the Lord's side. He 
honored them that honor the Lord. 

His religion was uncomprosing to- 
ward error, He had ,no fellowshii) 
with the unfruitful works of dark- 
ness. , 



He loved his people. His niece 
f^sther was fatlicrless and motherless, 
lie adoplv.l \uT as liis own child. True 
to tlic ilisliiicts uf liuinanity he loved 
his kindred. 

King Ali;isuei-us did not know that 
^Mordecai was a -lew, nor did he know 
that Ksthei' the Jewess was to be the 
queen. 

In her time, and using only the 
|ir('|)aration tlie kccpei's jU'ovided, she 
( DHics into the kin<i''s presence, and 
linds i'avoi- in liis sight as no other 
(hmiscl (h)es. 

.MMi-(hM',n h;i(l shdwn la it li fulness lo 
thp king, tiidngh he belonged to the 
cnslavrd captivrs. He learned that 
two of thi' kings ehiunberlains, the 
kee])('i-s of the (bior had sought to kill 
the king, and he signified it to the 
j)roper anthoiitics. Tliey were con- 
victed and ])ut to death. 

Suddenly Haman appears with great 
power. He scorns to punish Mordecai 
alone. But seeks the destruction of 
all the Jews in the realm, perhaps 
never once thinking that queen Esther 
was of that race. He procures a de- 
cree from the king for the destruction 
of all the JcAvs. IMordecai knows 
what this means, and a]i])ears on the 
street in saclcdot h. If is fold fo the 
queen. Sh.' mmmIs him chifhing. He 
refuses it, and informs her Avhat is 
concocted for the destruction of all 
the JcAvs. He tells the. queen Avhat to 
do, and how to approach the king with 
entrealy for mercy. He tells her not 
to think that l)oeanse she is queen she 
shall escape. He further tells her if 
deliverance does not come through her 
if will come from another quarter, and 
does she know but that she is come to 
the kingdom at tliis very time for the 
very ])ur])ose of saving the race. 

During tlie ])revalence of the evil 
coniis' l of TTanian for thirty days the 
king had not called foi' the queen, and 
if unbidden she should approach him, 



178 



IION'S LANDMARK. 



uuless he held forth the golden sceptre 
111 his iiaud, it would I.e death to her. 
.She hearkened to all that .Moideeai 
told hei- to (h., and said i will go, aiivl 
if 1 perish 1 will j)fi-isli. She and iiei 
maidens fasted three d lys, and put o.i 
sackcloth, and then siie went before 
the king. At sight of her the king 
held out the golden sceptre saying, 
Queen Esther, what wilt thou liave .' 
Behold to the half of the kingdom H 
shall be given you,. 

She requested tliat the king and lla- 
man should come to a banquet she had 
jn-epared for these two. 

Haman was highly Mattered, and 
told of his honors and his glory, and 
how he alone with the king were to 
feast with the queen. But said he none 
of these honors avail me anything so 
long as I see Mordeeai the Jew, sit ling 
at the king's gate. His wife ai:d others 
tell him to make a gallows r>0 cubits 
high to hang Mordeeai on, when he 
goes to the queen's bainpiet to-mor- 
row. 

That night the king could not sleep 
The records were examined. It was 
found that Mordeeai the Jev had sav- 
ed the king's life. The king said, 
what has been done for Mordeeai? 
They answered nothing. The king 
said, who is in the court It was told 
him that Haman had C( me in. He 
had come just then to ask that Morde- 
eai might be hung on the gallows he 
had prepared for that ])urpose. 

The king said to Haman, what shall 
be done for the man whom the king 
delights to do honor? Now Haman 
thought whom would the king de- 
light to honor as much as he desires 
to honor me ? So he said that one of the 
chief princes of the king array the 
man whom the king delights to hon- 
or with the royal apparel, and place 
him on the king's horse and let this 
l)rince run before this man arrayed 
as the king through the streets of the 



palace, and proclaim this is the ma)i 
whom the king delights to honor. 
The king said to Haman, see that 
thou do all this for Mordeeai the Jew. 
Let not a word of it fail. He did all 
1l;is. But he Avent home crest fallen, 
wrttehed, and told his wife and people 
of his downfall. They said if Mordeeai 
before whom thou hast begun to fall 
is a Jew, thou wilt still fall before him. 

When he went to the feast prepared 
for him and the king, the king said 
Queen Esther, Avhat wilt thou have? It 
shall be given to thee, to the half of 
the kingdom.. Then answered Queen 
Esther, "If I have found favor in thy 
sight, {) king, and if it please the king, 
let iny life be given me at my petition 
and my people at my request. For we 
are sold, 1 and my people to be des- 
troyed, to be slain, and to perish." 
Then the king answered to the queen 
'who is he, and where is he, that 
durst presume in his heart to do so ? ' 
Her answer was, It Is this wicked Ila- 
nian." Haman saw that evil was 
determined against him by the kin;.;-. 
They covered Haman 's face. He was 
hung on the gallows lie had made fo»' 
Mordeeai. 

Then was the king's wrath pacified. 

Then Hainan's house was given to 
Mordeeai and the king took off his 
ring which he had taken from Haman 
and gave it to Mordeeai. 

Again the queen makes request that 
the decree which Haman had obtained 
for the destruction of all the Jcavs in 
the realm be revoked ; and strength 
was given to the Jews to slay their ene- 
mies. Haman had represented to the 
king that the Jews were the king's 
enemies, and had of old been troi;ble- 
some and pestiferous. 

But it is shown to the king that 
^lordecai was his true friend, and had 
saved his life, and the king saw that 
Haman sought to destroy the king's 
wife, and that Haman was the real 



ilON'S LANDMARK- 



179 



enemy of the kiugdom, which he 
sought. 

Tills history it seems to me i& very 
suggestive and hiuts rielily of go.-.pt i 
truth. 

V ashti forfeits her staiidiug as 
queen by disobedience. Esther comes 
in as the true choice of tlie king. 8he 
is of the royal race and a Jew inward- 
ly. The king loves In i', and whoever 
IS an enemy of tiie queen is an enemy 
of the king. 

While llaman counsels, sin seems to 
have the sway. Hut it is under tiM' law 
dispensation tlia! i-\ il is oceuiTriit. liut 
Jesus makes an ^ iii! d! sm. Wliilc the 
ministration of death opi'iatrs e\ery 
manner and form (d' sin rix'^ ui). It's 
nature is to destroy Ihc jjord d' possi- 
ble. They said of Jesus. "This is the 
heir; let us kili liim that tlie inlieri- 
tance umy he ours.'' Men would take 
matters in tlieir own hand in theiv 
pride, being under the tloiiiniio,i <,| 
ISatan, the avcuser of the hrethieii, 
and the enemy of God. 'I'he s( rpent 
sought 1o sijiirate llie iiNMi aiul his 
wife. He is raa-ht in ills eraftness. 

and tile seed of the woman (tlie vii-- 
gin) bruises the serpent's head. The 
elialf is burned, the wheat is garner- 
ed. 

Morch'cai occupies tiie tnie jiiace in 
the king-df)m, seeking the good of tin- 
realm, and speaking peace to all his 
seed, the t\pe of -li'sus who musl i-eiga 
until evei'.v eiieiii\- IS ,!,-stroyed. 
■ The h.ve ,,f (i.al Is all eVerlastlu- 
love. Israel is the apple (d' his eye. 
Every liaie hlessin-, eveiy Hung lov- 
ely, pni-e anil heavenly shines in Jesus; 
nothing shall sepai-ate ns from the love 
of (Jod, which IS in Chrast Jesus our 
Lord, the church of Christ, the bride, 
the Lamb's wife, the choice one of her 
that bare her. She is the a])])le of the 
eye. He that hives tlie church is born 
of God. To see the church < f (iod in 
her beauty, looking forth as the morn- 
ing, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, 
and terrible as an army with banners 



is to call such from the vanities or 
earth, tsurely all those that have 
seen the king in his glory, and the 
cliurcli in her beauty feel that they 
are vile. 

God manifests his love by putting it 
in tile hearts of men whom he loves to 
give their time and service to the peo- 
ple of God. 

No truer sign that one has found 
favor with God is shown in that he 
loves the people of God and would do 
them good. 

P. D. G. 



WAR. 

When thou goest to war keep thy- 
self far from every sin. 

An old adage is that all is fair in 
war. Its motto is might makes right. 
When men get mad they lose their 
judgment. Anger rests in the bosom of 
fools. That is its home, it sleeps there. 
A man has his bed or place of rest at 
his home. One goes to a man's home 
to lind hiiii. So anger abides or rests 
in the home or bosom of the fool. 

When anger, malice, wrath and 
wicked passions are . laid aside, and 
men love peace, and good will 
is exei'cised in righte')usness toward 
each olliia-, then they keep themselves 
fai- from evei-y evil thing. They do 
\iolence to no man then. 

When men or nations are in Avar 
they seek to invade the rights of 
others, thinking liecause war is de- 
clared therefore they can take from 
others all they ai-e aide. War means 
wrenching from others what is theirs. 
It is the time when fences are down, 
wdien hedges are broken. 

There is a strife now between the 
Euro])ean nations at war-about ocean 
traivel. .The understanding lietweeii 
nations is that oceans and seas do not 
belong exclusively to any nation to 
the exclusion of otliei- nations. !f 
(rreat Britain which has many vessels 
on the hig seas should claim that bi - 



iso 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



cause 61 her great number oi vessels 
therefore she lias greater riglit to liie 
higli seas tliau otlier jiatious that 
would not make tliat elaim riglii. 
Should England and (u-rmany in their 
conflict make it dangerous for otiiei' 
nations not at war \vitii any one to 
should warn our eitizens now i>ol to 
iiig rigiit.' Sui)i)ose a highway run- 
ning through a eountr\- wliieli entities 
every man to travel on tins way who 
behaveis himself, but two men get in- 
to a light, so that it is not safe for 
other people to pass over tiiat higli- 
Avay, does that give tliese two men, 
who have no right to ligiit, to so block 
this road that it is not safe for any 
one to travel on tliat pnlilu- road, it 
would be about like 1lies<' nations at 
war, la thing they have no right to en- 
gage in. The higli seas d«j not belong 
to any one nation excdusively. 

We say North Cai'olina belongs U) 
North Carolinians, but the liigh se;is 
do not belong to any nation or penpie 
more than to another nation. 

There is a treaty eulered into be- 
tween nations that gives to Amei'ieaiis 
and other nations the rigid to travel 
on the iiigh seas. If our government 
sliould warn its own citizens now not 
travel on the high seas, because some 
nations are fighting on the high seas, 
the United Stateis would l)e yielding 
to a demand wlii(di is an invasion of 
our right to [leople who are tiieiiisidves 
wrong in their demands. 

While our people actuated by pru- 
dent motives would avoid exposure on 
the high seas that might make a bad 
matter worse, yet f;u' the United 
States to wai-n tbeiu to do 1liis would 
be such an act as would siu'reiider to 
these nations now a1 wai' a natural 
rigid that belongs to all nations. 

These nations now at war are d- - 
manding more than their rights. (>ni 
President is coutending that we should 
seek an eiifoi'cement of the rig-its that 



belong to us. This is better for all 
classes. 

War IS raging wlien matters ar^i 
out of joinl. Let each man behave 
l.iuiseir w.seiy when x,,iV is raging, i 
do not s« (■ w iiy a man should risk his 
life or inipeiil liiniself by needless ex- 
jiosure in war times. 'Uit for our gov- 
eimneid to take a st''p which a.ban- 
dtuis a na.iuiai viglit to travel on the 
high seas is a difterent matter. 

P. 1). G. 



LIFE OF h^AlTIL 

"1^'or f through the law am dead to 
the law that f might love unto God.'' 
Gal. 2 :19. 

Paul Avheu he wrote the above was 
living in the Hesli. He was not absent 
from the body. He said to depart 
and be with Christ \vas far better. 
Put it was the will of God that he 
should fullill his ministry hence he 
was eonteiit to remain. While he is 
yet in the ilesli he Avas not living after 
the tiesh. For lie said the life that 1 
now live in the Hesh I live by the faith 
of the Son of God,. He said, I know 
that in me, that is in my tlesh dwells 
no good thing. For 1 see another law 
in my members warring against the 
law of my mind with which i serve 
the law of God. Such was the warfare 
and the oj^position that he said the 
good that 1 would do I do not, and the 
evil whicii I would not that I do, and 
it caused wretchedness. Plence he 
cries out, 0 wretched man that I am, 
who shall deliver me from the body of 
this death ? and said I thank God 
through Jesus Jesus Christ our Lord. 

There are two systems — Law and 
(!race. By the law is the knowledge of 
sin. By Cirace are ye saved through 
faith, and that faitii is tlie gift of God 
— not of works. 

i't ap])ears to be tlie experience of 
1iu> children of God that in nature 



DION'S LANDMARK. 



181 



eacli one of them when quickened 
froiu the dead goes to the law seeking 
for relief, thinking he can obey the 
law. Wlien the commandineut comes 
it discovers to him what sin is. I had 
not known sin if the law had not said 
tliou shalt not covet. But Avhen the 
commandment came sin rrvivcd, and 
I died. That which I tliou-ln was uii^ 
to life I found to be unto dt^atli. For 
by the law is the knowledge of sin, 
which slew me by the law which is 
good. The law is good, but sin by the 
commandment becomes exceeding sin- 
ful. The strength of sin is the law. 
When the law forbids coveting sin 
works deatii in me by that wliieh is 
good, for it sliows me that ] h;ivr 
transgressed the entirr ];\\v of (iod. 
The commandment ciuii. n and -dn re- 
vives, and 1 die. Thi |i;si ir, i if ( lod 
calls for my (h^alli, -^ayini: ili.' sunl 
that sins shad dn-. Sn', sla \ s ^u>■ l) v 

That wiiirli is ir i. and n 'iiiiK aj)- 

peat-s .'X dniii snifid, ilnit is 1 am 

excee(dii'j' sinl'nl. Sin reigns unto 
death, flow lioly the law appears. 
How vih' 1 am -not worthy of the 
least of all (i()d"s mercy. Let God be 
true but evtry man a liar. But I am 
the chief of sinners. 

How shall man be just with (iod.' 
There is no question about- (iod's holi- 
ness, but how shall nmn be jnst witli 
(iod. How shall ] he just with him? 

When 1 iim cut oil tVcm ad hop.', 
and receive tlu' jnst sentence of (iod's 
holy law, then I am cut oil' from all 
hojje and know not what to do, nor 
where to go. 

The revelation of Jesus (Jhrist cru- 
cified, and ri.sen, and glorified, Avbo 
lived for me. died for nn-. ^ave him- 
self for mr. tV..m lih- d. ad l';>r me, 
and ever li\-cs 1o makr ]iiti'|-r,'sy,ion 
for mr, IS thr most -lorious revehition 
to me 1 have eve)' beheld. This is my 
dear driin-htfid theme that -lesns died 
for me, and because lie lives I shall 



live also. 

1 through the law am dead to the 
law, that i might live unto God. 
While i know that in me, that is in 
my flesh, dwells no good thing, yet I 
through the law am dead to the law, 
that I might live unto God. 

i do not frustrate the grace of God, 
1 cannot sin that grace may abound, 
for 1 am dead to the law by the body 
of Christ. 1 am crucified with Christ. 
As Christ is so am I in Chiist Jesus. 
8in is not imputed to me, for Jesus 
died for my sins, and rose from the 
dead for my justitication. For me to 
live is Christ, that is Christ lives in 
me. Jbmce to (de is -aiu. for when I 
am <d,:.ent from 1lir l.o<!y I shall Ix' 
].re.M-nt wdh the Lord. 

Thei-e iN th.ivforr no condemnation 
to tiiem v,ho \'/ad< !)\ the i'aitli of lh<' 
Son of Cod. Th.' just shall live in 
that faith, v.liiidi is fioly. Who shall 
lay any thin- 1o the ,dnn-e of (iod's 
eI.M-1 ; It is Christ that died, yea 
rallier lliat is lasen. who ,.ver live> lo 
mak-e intiM-cession foi- nn'. 

Keckon ye ynurs.dves he d,ad in- 
(l<M-d unto sin, hut alive uutn Cod hy 
• IcMis Ciii-ist. He that IS d,-a.l to sin 
cannot live ](niger in sin. T.lessed is 
t!;e nmn to Avliom the Lord impnieth 
I'if^hteousness without works. 

P. D. G. 



Appointments 

ELDER J. W. WYATT. 

Coi'inth — Saturday and 1st Sunday 
in A])ril. 

Oak Fiu'cst— :\londay. 

l-'our Oaks -Tuesday. 
Hannahs Creek— AVednesday. 
Iliidxoi'v (irove-Thnrsdav. 
Keedy j >rong— Friday. 
.^^on-o-Sat. and 2nd Sniidav. 
I'dack K'iver— Alonda.v. 



182 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



Primitive Ziou — Tuesday. 

Betlisaida — Wednesday. 

Mi. Zioii — Thursday. 

ReliolKjth — Friday. 

(lift — Saturday and .'Jrd Sunday. 



J. W. WYATT AND R. E. ADA^IS 

Stories Creek — Sat. and 2nd Sun- 
day in ^larcli. 
Ebeuezer — Monday. 
Wheelers — Tuesday. 
Prospect Hill — Wednesday. 
Arbor — Thursday. 
Pleasant Grove — Friday. 
New Hope — Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 
Wolf Island — IMonday. 
Reidsville — at night. 
IMonticello — Tuesday. 
Gilliams— Wednesday and at night. 
Conveyance needed. 



ELDER L. H. STEPHENSON. 

North East — 2ud Sun. in ]\Iiirch. 
Hadnotts Creek — Monday. 
Newport — Llonday night. 
Grantsboro — Tuesday. 
Sandy Grove — Wednesday. 
Emuel— Thursday. 
Galloways — Friday. 
Red Banks — Saturday. 
Meadow — 3rd Sunday. 
Wilson: — Sunday night. 



ELDER H. M. WILLIAMS. 

Brother Benjamin Honeycutt's — 
March 17th at night. 
Liberty Hill— 18. 
Howards Chapel — 19. 
Mr. Deatons— 20. 
White Oak Grove— 21. 
Suggs Creek — 22. 
Calico— 23. 
Fellowship — 13. 
Coats — 14. 



ASSOCIATlOiN. 

Dear Brollier :— I'kase publish the 

follo\\ing notice: 

The spring session of the Mayo As- 
sociation will be held with the church 
at Cascade, Va., if it be the Lord's 
will, on Saturday and third Sunday 
and Monday in May, 1916. All the 
brethren and friends are invited to at- 
tend. Railroad accommodations are 
good. S. DAVIS, Clerk. 

Cascade, Va. 



ENQUIRY. 

Dear hirtiiicu and sistrr in Christ 
Jesus the Lord: — 1 mn writing you, 
not one nuji'f tlian another, to hud 
out if any of the brethren or sistevs 
have got one of ''.Ider P>. Greenv/ood's 
books On band. '-Tbe liihtory of His 
Life from (umuHiy to North Carolina. 
Llder r. 1». (uild pnhiislied lln' book 
after be eann' to Wilson, N. ('.. ami 
sold them f<n- re,,ts eaeli. 

1 have tried to --..t (nie here in my 
neighborbood, Init can't lind on-. 
None of tiie bretiiren have tluMU. So if 
any of the bi-etliren who have one will 
lend it to mv a short, while, 1 will be 
very thankful aiul return the book 
at my exjiense, and will send stamps 
to bring it, or 1 v> ill buy the !)Ook. 1 
would be glad to buy one. 

NVoidd be glad to lieai' from some 
dear brother soon. 

Yours in ]H)pe of eternal life, 
JOHN AV. FINCH. 
Rosemary, N. C. 



The Lord is my shepherd ; I shall 
not Avant. 



Redeem Israel, O God, out of all 
his troubles. 



Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach 
me tiiy paths. 



arON'S LANDMARK. 



183 



Obituaries. 



SAMUEL Y. WA1.KER. 



The subject of this uoli. c. Sauiii i 
V. Walker, was born .Si-jir. :!titli. 
He died Jan. 21, 191(1, m his SiiDi y, ar. 

He Avas mai-ried 1u .'ii- s .\i;i!i:iii 
Harris in the year IS.).'), aiid. t'j tiia.l 
union were born four i-liildnMi. Oii>\ 
the second born, a li' ' ' ' t 
the age of two ye:i i - 
:\Ir. J. H. Walker, M 
and Mrs. C. T. Terry am, lli^' a-cd 
coiiipaiiion, for more than 60 years, 
ai"e left to mourn their loss. 

Mr. Wa!i<:cr Ix'cauie a criiuinuiiicaut 

(,f tlir .-iiUlvii 11. ra, ly life 

and ivaiaiiH d a i:. ;;id-ul la.-ai i..-L until 
death. 

Mrs. Walker is a member of the 
Pi-iDiitive i'aptists at old J^ick Fork 
v.hcic Imm- father Deacon John Harris 
1 I served for many years and 
Mr. Walker with his wife were regu- 
lar attendants as long as their health 
permitted. 

It was my pleasure to form his ac- 
quaintance about ten years ago and 
his deportment and conversation was 
such that 1 felt when in his i)resence 
that he was a first class ( 'liiMstia)i ji-eiu 
tleman. 

Some four years ayo in (Mnivei-sation 
with him he said in all his life he had 
not "realized his dependence on God 
so much as during that year. He re- 
alized that God alone could bless and 
comfort His ])eople." Sister Walk.'uis 
quite feeble but is blessed witk a host 
of loved kindred and friends to ad- 
minister to her needs and best of all 
is strong in the faith of her risen 
Lord. 

It can truly be said of Mr. Walker 
that he was a mild, modest, unassum- 



ing and true gentleman. 

The funeral services were conducted 
by the writer and Mr. Lambeth and 
Mr. Jordan, his pastor, at the resi- 
dence, a large attendance being pres- 
ent, after which the remains were laid 
to rest in the family plot in Reidsville 
cemetery to await the Resurrection 
call. ' ■ 

^lay the loving ties so sadly broken, 
be made forever ncAV in the blessed 
Home-Land of the Soul. 

May the blessings of God rest upon 
the loved ones left behind, until the 
end. 

\\ i i::en by request of the bereaved 
(Minipanion. 

Lovingly submitted, 

0. J. DENNY. 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 

The following tribute* of respect is 
submitted for ])nl)l ieat ion to the nieiii- 
ory nf ..iir <leai-l\- lie!(,v(l hi'olher of 
Rollers.. iniile rliiireh. .Maftiii C.aiMly, 
N. {■., Elder M. V. Smith who depart- 
ed this life Dec. 30, l'Jl.3. 

Therefore be it resolved 

1st. That in the death of our broth- 
er the cluifch has Mistained a great 
loss, he A^as so faithful, so meek and 
huni])le -we feel that his place in our 
chmrh \\ ill he hard to 1111, while our 
jiiss is so L;iea1 his i^ain is greater in 
til'' hajipy excliaii.uv iVoni the militant 
to the ti-iiiinphaiil lieavenly state of 
eternal bliss. 

Jlis devi.led \\ife siLstaius the loss 
of a hi;s!)aii(l and a companion indeed, 
also liis only Iivin<i' daugliter who has 
lost her father we extend our deepest 
sympathy in their sad bereavement. 

2nd. That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be placed upon our church rec- 
ord, and a copy be sent to the be- 
reaved family, also a copy be sent to 
Zion's Landmark and to the Gospel 



184 



ZION'S LANDMAUK 



Messenger for publication 

Done by order of tiie ciiurcli at our 
February meeting, 11)16. 

R. A. BAILEY, 

J. L. ROBERTSON, 

Committee. 



ALICE JOYNER WHITE. 

God in bis wisdom lias seen lit to 
remove from our home and family our 
dearly beloved sister, Alice Joyner 
Lucas who fell asleep in Jesus, Feb. 
10, 1916. 

Alice was born Sept. '2'2, 187-3 and 
was the daughter of the late M. U. 
Joyner and Hester Joyner, his wife. 
She was married to M. 0. Lucas, Sept. 
8, 1U09. 

She is survived by her husband, two 
little boys, five sisters and three broth- 
ers, and a host of relatives and friends 
to mourn her loss. 

She was a great sufferer for more 
than a year of that dread disease can- 
cer,. -Everything that skilled pKysi- 
ans and surgeons could do was done 
for her, also the tender ministerings 
of loving hearts, but to no avail. We 
hoped she would be spared, but her 
Father in heaven knew best, so He 
took her to himself. Alice never con- 
nected herself with any church, but 
the Primitive Baptists were always 
her preference and she always attend- 
ed their services when she could. She 
was a devoted wife and mother, a lov- 
ing sister and a true friend and neigh- 
bor, and we feel that our loss is her 
gain. 

Amid a large gathering of friends 
and relatives we laid hrr to rest in 
Kehukoe church ceindiTy. Friday t!i(> 
nth, there to slec)) and r.-sl from her 
sufferings, and A\e iuipc smni' swei't 
day when we shall cross the border- 
land we will be greeted by our dear 
sister in that glorious land where there 



is no sickness or sorrow and God shall 
wipe all tears away. 

Her sister, 

LIZZIE JOYNER WHITE. 

LOZENA CRAVEN. 

Dear brother in Christ : — Enclosed 
find obituary of our dear sister in 
Christ, Lozena Craven, who departed 
this life Nov.- 26, 1915, age 84 years, 
and was married to Arren Craven in 
1855 to which union were born ten 
children. 

She united with the Abbott's Creek 
church in Davidson county in 3872 and 
for forty three years was a consistent 
member. 

A lovely sister has gone to her re- 
ward which must be joy unsi)eakable 
and eternal bliss. To know her was to 
love her and the attributes of jjure 
womanhood were hers, the radiance of 
Avhich cast sunshine into the lives of 
all v>ith whom she came in contact. 
II(M' svccet smile of angelic loveliness 
always greeted the brethren and sis- 
ters when f-'he was blessed to fill her 
seat at meetings. 

We are told in scriptures that it is 
not in man that walketh to direct his 
steps, this being correct, how beauti- 
fully were her steps directed. Her 
words too were always fitly spoken or 
as nearly so as is possible in this life. 

Our dear sister has gone to her large 
reward, her dust shall return to the 
eai'th as it was and the spirit shall re- 
turn unto God who gave it. 

' ' Tlijs Avorld is all a fleeting shore 
For man's delusions given; 
Deceitful shine, deceitful show, 
There's nothing true but heaven." 

S. J. FRAZIER, 

High Point, N. C. 



IION'S LAKDMAUK- 



185 



WEAK AND FELBLE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother in Cliiist I hope: — I 
will once more write you some in my 
weak and feeble manner. I luiv!- bi 'Mi 
on the bed for three weeks with neu- 
ralgia and grippe and kidney trouble, 
and my heart. 1 sometimes think 
every spell will be my last, but God is 
my helper and strength. I have been 
traveling it seemed to me every night 
and couldn't rect but very little. I 
dreamed of being at an As: x-i itoM, 
and there was the best prpMcliiiig 1 
ever heard, and you were tii'^rc, rnd 
your face just shone as b.Mglit to me 
.13 if the sun wao shining in ycur face ; 
and they all were as happy as could 
be, and I thought to myself will I ever 
be as happy as Brother Gold in this 
world, or in a world to come Oh it is 
wonderful to think of. I feel to hope [ 
have iiad a view of a better world, and 
hope that I am one that came up out 
of great tribulation and had their 
robes washed in the blood of the 
lamb. 

I am called upon to write the obi- 
tuary of my aunt, her children want 
me to write it, and I fell so incompe- 
tent of the task, but will try if God 
wills, as best I can. 

As ever your sister in Christ, 
ROSA A. FOX. 
Roxboro, N. C, R. 3, box 58. 

LUCY ANN HORTON. 

The subject of this notice Lucy Ann 
Horton, daughter of Samuel and An- 
nie Satterfield, wife of John D. Hor- 
ton, was bom Sept. 16, 1842, and was 
married Jan. 25, 1869, and died Sept. 
12, 1915. She was the mnfher of six 
children, two having preceded her to 
the glory land, and four now living. 
She professed a good hope through 
frace nnd joined the church Saturday 



before third Sunday in Oct. 1887, at 
Stories Creek, and remained there un- 
til she moved up in the neigliborhood 
of Wlieelers. She gut a letter and 
moved to Wheelei's ehureh and remain- 
ed there until hei- tli'ath, living a con- 
seei-ated and ediisistant christian life, 
a good, kind \\il'e and mother, always 
clieerful and ready tu yive a comfort- 
ing word. I iiave iierrd her say that 
she didn't ha\e any tiling to see 
trouble about, fur she had her iuis- 
band with her, and all her children, 
l)ut (uie mairied and s!ie euuld see her 
must any time, and it :-;ei nied tliat sin\ 
her Ji.usband and twu eliildr-n ail went 
almost togetlu'r. She liad nu wurldly 
troubles, but all lu-r truul)les Axere her 
spiritual ti-(ad)Ies. Truly tiiev lived 
in ])oace an. I jileasurr lu";c. ir.ul i !■ 
lieve tl,ey ar,. in pe:,,-. and ir;piU:iess 
in a Vidrld ni' Miss, siuging aniliems 
-witii till ii ,1(1 iiii'd host, for she gave 
guud i'wili ]\rr u! lie)' last days : for 
when line iif liri' sistri's wcut to leave 
he)' slie said tu her, when we meet 
again \ve will meet never to part, 
where tln-re is no sufi'ering, and almost 
the last thing she said to them was to 
not shed one tear, for she was suffer- 
ing so and said to Aunt Brock, I will 
meet you in a better world. Truly I 
believe she is with the redeemed host, 
for she lived a life of a child of God, 
never missed a meeting if able to go, 
and enjoyed the preaching and re- 
joiced in it for so many years, and 
peacefully died in the Lord in whom 
she trusted, and was laid to rest at 
Wheelers meeting house yard, there to 
await the restirrection morning 

Well, I have poorly Avritten this, do 
as you think best. I feel incompetent 
of writing, but her children desire it 
published as they may have it. 

Remember me and children at a 
throne of grace. 

Your sister in hope, 

ROSA A. FOX. 



aiON'S LANDMARK- 



SISTER LULA PEELE. 

Dauyliler of Bro. Levi S. and Cres- 
sk' Jones, Avas bon; July 24rd, 1885, 
and died Nov. 1. liU:). Slie was mar- 
sied to Bro. W. S. Peele, Nov. l^tli, 
1905. There were born to tlicni four 
ehildreiJ; two of whom dietl in infaney. 

She united with the eimreh at P.ear 
(rrajss, Martin County. X. ('., Saturchiy 
))efore the 3rd Sunday in Sei)tend)er, 
1914, and was baptized iH-xi day by 
the writer. 

She lived the life whieh i)roved that 
her faith was centered in the Land) of 
(}()d which takes away the sins of the 
Avorld. Her snfferin*.;- was tji'eai. yt 
i^he bore them patiently as one waiting- 
tor the sun[inu)ns to come honn' and 
be at rest forever. 

She was always anxious 'o till her 
s^at at church wheii her in^alth was 
such as to enable her to do so and to 
join in singing the praises of Him who 
had (^(;ne so much for her as she only 
had love and praise to give Him in re- 
ttirn for all His l)enefits here. 

May (iod con'.fort all Avho mciurn her 
death. 

B. S. (JOWINO. 

Williamston, X. C. 



SISTER ^^;1LPHA KOdERSOX. 

Daughter of Bro. W, M. and Ada 
Harrison, Avas born Dec. 29, 1882 aiul 
died April 22, 1914. 

She was married to Bro. Jas. S. 
Rogerson and to this union were born 
five children, one of which preceded 
her to the grave. 

She united with the church at Bear 
Grass, Martin County, N. C, Saturday 
before the 3rd Sunday in March, 1911, 
and was baptized the next day by Eld. 
.7. N. Rogerson. 

She was a loving wife, and one who 
loved the church devotedly, always 
kind, gentle snd pleasant to those with 



whom she associated, living that hum- 
ble and consecrated life of God's lit- 
tle children. 

She was a great sutferer in her last 
days, but resigned herself into the 
hands of Him who does all things well 
and makes no mistakes, and at last as 
we believe, gently fell asleep in Jesus. 

May (Uh\ in His mercy comfort the 
l)ereavcd ones with the happy thought 
that tliey will meet her again in that 
home where sorrow will be known no 
more. 

B. S. COWINd. 
Williamston. N. C. 



ELDER L. H. HARDY 

Tuesday night, April 18th, Wilsoa. 
Wednesday night, Selma. 
Thursday night, Durham. 
Saturday and 4th Sunday, Pro-sp^ct 
Hill. 

Monday, Lynches Creek. 
Tuesday, Arbor. 
Wednesday, Gilliams. 
Thursday night and Fridjv, M-^nti- 
cello. 

Saturday and 5th Sunrt iy, Reid&ville. 
Monday night, Danviile, Va. 
Tuesday, Cane Creek. 
Wednesday, Mill. 
Thursday, Malmaison. 
Friday, Mountain Spring. 
Saturday and 1st Sunday, Weathar- 
ford. 

Monday, Springfield. 
Tuesday, Whitethorn. 
Tuesday at night, Elder N. T. Oaki. 



Cabbage Plants That Grow. 

Hardj^, frost-proof varieties. Grown 
in the open— earliest in maturing. 100 
postpaid 25c. By express, charges col- 
lect, per 1000 in lots of less than 4,000, 
$1 ; 5,000 to 7,000, 85c ; 8,000 to 10,000 
75c. Special prices in larger quanti- 
ties. C. F. Hethington, Meggetts, S. C, 



EION'S LAKDMARK- 



117 



hii.O£ji^ JOSEPH E. ADAMS. 

Old Union — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 
Bethany — Monday. 
Cross Koads — Tuesday. 
Beaulah — Wednesday. 
School House near brother Charli 
Hatchers — Thursday. 
Creech 's — Friday. 
Salem — Sat. and 3rd Sunday. 



The lines are fallen unto me in 
plea.saat places; yea, 1 have a goodly 
heritage. 



W. WllJ.lAKD AND 
McMlLiAN. 



Great SAvamp — March 1. 
Tysons— 2. 
Meadow — 3. 
Farmville — 4 and 5. 
Mewborns — 6. 
Nahunta — 7. 
Goldsboro — 8. 
Smithfield— 9. 
I'our Oaks — 10. 
Benson — 11. 
Clement— 12. 



UNION NOTICE. 

Dear Brother Gold : — Please say in 
the Landmark that the 172 session of 
the Coutentnea Union is appointed to 
he held with the church at Mewborn's 
meetin<r house in (ii'('cn(> County, N. 
C, and to comnicncc on Saturday he- 
fore the .3th Sunday in April, 191t;. 

Elder John W. Gardner was chose, i 
to preach the introductory sermon 
and P]lder D. A. Mcwborn his alternate. 

Messenti-oi-s wishinj;- conveyance will 
be met at LaCran<;c, In-iday before. 
They will please write P.rother Steph- 
en Kearney at Snow Hill, N. C. 

L. J. H. MEWBORN, 

Clerk. 

Snow Hill, N. C. 



Cast thy lot among 
have one purse. 



Ye have shamed the counsel of the 
poor, teoause the Lord is his refuge. 



ENRICH THE BLOOD 



Everybody is troubled at this sea- 
son with loss of vitality, failure of 
appetite, that tired feeling, or with 
bilious turns, dull headaches, indiges- 
tion and other stomach troubles, or 
with pimples and other eruptions on 
the face and body. The reason is that 
the blood is impure and impoverished. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla relieves all these 
ailments. It is the old reliable modi- 
cine that has stood the test of fo ty 
years, — that makes pure, rich, red 
blood — that strengthens every orf^aii 
and builds up the whole system. It is 
the all-the-year-round blood-purifier 
and health -giver. It embodies the 
careful training, experience, and skill 
of Mr. Hood, a pharmacist for fifty 
years, in its quality and power to cure. 

Ask your druggist for it today. 



1 v.-ill sing unto the Lord, becans* 
u" hatii dealt bountifully with m«. 



75 Copies Left. 

If you want a History of The Bap- 
tist Ministers, order soon. Nearly sold 
out. Price $2.00. 

As long as they last we will send 
this History together with Teodosia 
Ernest, and Ten Days In Search Of 
The Church, at the special price of 
$2.75. 

Books highly endorsed by Primitive 
Baptists every where. Order now 
from editor of this paper, or from 
R. H. PITTMAN, 

Luray, Va. 



In the Lord put I my trust : how say 
ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your 
mountain? 



In the light of the king's counten- 
ance is life ; and his favour is as a 
cloud of the latter rain. 



18S 



ZION'S LANirMABK. 



r ree Fruit Trees. 

Owing to tlie curtailing of our 
port tracU' ami other causes, we liave 
a surplus oi about 1,7:)0,000 i'ruit. 
shade, oniamental trees, vines and 
plants, the linesi slock A.e have ev-r 
grown. To disposr of tiiis surplus as 
rai)idly as possible we have cut our 
regular price'j in half ami will prepay 
the freight on all orders amounting 
to $5 or o\er. In addition to the 
above discount we are going to give 
absoluely free, MO Oklalioma Beauty 
Peacii, r»()(l Voung's Number One 
Peach, 500 IJeauty Wcu'ld Apple trees 
and 10,000 eireensboro i'avorite 
►Strawberry Plants as follows: With 
each $1.00 purchase your choice of 
these trees or plants to the amount of 
tifty cents. Order before this gift 
itock is exhausted. They include the 
tinest stock we have ever sold. 

Special discount to Ministers: We 
will allow Alinisters an additional 
discount of tifty per cent, from above 
on fruit trees and fruit plants for their 
homes. 

Write today for price list and fur 
ther ]iarlieulai-s. Don't delay. Refer- 
ence: Pradstreet, or have your bank- 
er investigate us. Greensboro Nurs- 
eries, John A. Young & Sons, Owners. 
Box A, Greensboro, N. C. 



Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Sanatariuin, located at 513 
Main St., St. Joseph, Mo., has pub- 
lished a book sliowing tlie deadly ef« 
feet of the tnbaero habit, and how ]t 
can be stojiped in Ihrce 1o five days. 

As they arc disi ribu1 ing this book 
free, any one Avaiiting a copy should 
send their name and address at once. 



Keep me as the ai)ple of the e\ > , 
hide me under the shadow of ;hy 
wings. 



The Value of Fresh Air; 

The oxygen of the air is the world'* 
great scavenger. 

Drawn into the lungs it oxidizes th? 
refuse in the blood through the lungs 

i>ut when the lungs are engorged by 
..ii, catarrh or colds the OAyg .: 
■ innot penetrate the phlegm a.i 1 
therefore cannot reach the membrane., 
through which it purities the blood. 

Apply Mentlioiatum in the nostrilii 
and upon the throat and chest. 

The body heat releases the aromatic 
volatile oils contained in the Mentho 
latum. These oils are pungent and 
penetrating. 

When inhaled they accelerate the 
How of the secretions, loosening the 
hardened phelgm and encouraging iik 
expectoration. 

Then comes the life-giving, refresh- 
ing air — nature's restorative, 

Mentholatum is also a germicide 
and an antiseptic. 

It also has a rapid healing effect 
upon all intlamaed surfaces, such u 
chapped skin, burns and bruises. 



10 CENT "CASCARETS" 

IF BILIOUS OR OOSTIVS 

For Sick Headache, Sour Stomaoh, 
Sluggish Liver and Bowel*— Th*y 
work while you sleep. 



Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indiges- 
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head- 
aches come from a torpid liver and 
clogged bowels, which cause your 
stomach to become filled with undi- 
gested food, which sours and ferments 
like garbage In a swill barrel. That's 
the first step to untold misery — Indi- 
gestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow 
skin, mental fears, everything that la 
horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret 
to-night win give your constipated 
bowels a thorough cleansing and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleep — a 10-cent box 
from your druggist will keep you feel- 
ing good for montliB. 



SEND US YOUR WORK. 



^lON'S LANDMARK 



180 



EAI LESS MEAT 
IF BACK KITS 



Take a Glass of Salts to Flush Kid- 
neys if Bladder Bothers You. 

Eating meat regularly eveutually 
produces kidney trouble in some form, 
or other, says a well-known authority, 
because the uric acid in meat excites 
the kidneys, they become overworked; 
get sluggish ; clog up and cause ail 
sorts of distress, particularly back- 
ache and misery in the kidney region ; 
(rheumatic twings, severe headaches 
stomach, constipation, torpid li,vei-, 
sleeplessness, bladder and urinary ir- 
ritation. 

The moment your back hurts or kid- 
neys aren't acting right, or if bladder 
bothers you, get about four ounces of 
Jad Salts from auy good pharmacy ; 
take a teaspooufuU in a glass of watei 
before breakfast for a fcAv days anil 
your kidneys will then act fine. This 
famous salts is made from the acid of 
grapes and lemon juice, combined 
with lithia, and has been used for gen- 
erations to flush clogged kidneys and 
stimulate them to normal activity ; al- 
so to neutralize the acids in the urine 
so it no longer irritates, thus ending 
bladder disorder^. 

Jad Salts cannot injure anyone ; 
makes a delightful eff^ rvescent lithia- 
water drink which millions of men and 
women take now and then to keep the 
kidneys and urinary organs clean, 
thus avoiding serious kidney disease. 
. i 



ASSOCxA'iiON. 

Dear Brother :— Please publish th« 

following notice : 

The spring session of the Mayo As- 
sociation will be held with the church 
at Cascade, Va., if it be the Lord's 
will, on Saturday and" third Sunday 
and ^Monday in May, 1916. All the 
brethren and friends are invited to at- 
tend. Railroad accommodations are 
good. S. DAVIS, Clerk. 

Cascade, Va. 



;\ly son, ii sinners entice thee, cou- 
iciit thou not. 



FBOST PROOF 

CABBAGE PIANTS 




Succession or Dutcl 
Ele thousand. Thn 
to ten thousand 75c. 



Orownfronihigb- 

rrompt, safe de- 
livery GUARAN- 
TEED. Cultural 
directions sen if 



Jersey and Char- 
leston Wakefield, 
By express $1.00 per sin- 
0 five thousand 80c. Five 
Post paid. 20cper hundred. 



W. L. KIVETT, 
High Point, N. C . 



Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the 
Lord from the heavens: praise him in 
the lieights. 



The Lord trieth the righteous : lint 
tke wicked and him that loved viol- 
•noe his bouI hateth. 




CRADDOCK. & CO. , Philadelphia^ 



IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH 




READ EVElv7";roRD OF THIS 
REMARKABLE STORY 



It is told by one who has himself ex- 
perienced the regeneration in which 
he encourages you to seek by the 
self -same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of a traveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my case as chrjnic gras- 
tritis, brought on by disease of the liver and 
complicated by kidney trouble. I consult- 
ed specialtists who confirmed his diagnosis. 
Months passed, I grew worse and was finally 
compelled to give up my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful 
cures which had resulted from drinking the 
water of a little spring in the Mineral Belt 
of South Carolina, a picture of which spring 
appears on this page. In desperation I tried 
it. On the second day I thought that 1 
could notice some improvement; at the end 
of the first week my appetite and digestion 
had returned and 1 was much stronger; at 
the end of the third week I felt that I was 
completely cured. That was six years ago 
and I still enjoy perfect health. 

Knowing that it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether the 
water would cure others as it had cured me. 



I shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge to each of one thousand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ter gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saver their 
lives. 

I realized that i had discovered one of the 
world's greatest mineral spi'ings, and I ue- 
..ided to devote n.y life lo it. But how 
could 1 make tlie v orid listen, how could 1 
make them believe my istory? The precious 
w ater was running to waste while thousands 
were sufi'ering. I said, I will make them be- 
lieve me by showing my faith in them and in 
the curative power of the Spring. I will tell 
them that the water shall cost them nothing 
if it fails to benefit. 

The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof and 1 sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others accepted my offer without 
question. Thousands have written me re- 
porting relief and permanent cure of a great 
variety of chronic disesCses. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Zion's Landmark 
to come to see me. At my desk I opened my 
mail and showed him the letters from men 
and women from all parts of the country 
who had found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and letters from phy- 
sicians explaining the curative properties of 
the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

Will You Believe? 

I do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten gal- 
lons and I, therefore, offer gladly to ship you 
two five gallon demijphns on my guarantee 



that If you find that it does not benefit you 
I will promptly refund the price, which is 
only $2.00. You must promise to drink the 
water in accordance with the instructions 
which I will send jcu and return the empty 
demijohns. I make you the sole judge as 
to whether the water has benefited you, and 
as the Advertising Manager of this iiapei 
has kindly consented to guarantee my guar 
antee to refund your money, if you are not 
benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly fret 
to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetes, nervous headache and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the diseases 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic. .ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 



Every Mail Bring Letters Like These 

Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Deaf 
Sir. As you are well aware, in 1909 1 was 
suffering with indigestion, stomach and liver 
disorders and all its train of horrifying phe- 
nomena for several months. I had lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shreded wheat, a very insuf- 
ficient diet for an active working man, and 
of course, from disease and starvation was 
in a very low state of nervous vitality and 
general debility. I ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gained 
29 lbs., was strong ynd perfectly well and 
have worked practically every day since. It 
acts as a general renovator of the system. I 
prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large quanti- 
ties as possible, for its properties are so hap- 
pily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disturb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

DuPont, Cxa., Nov. 2.'5, 1911. 
Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. C: Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous in- 
digestion and kidney troubles. Derivo,d 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
' ^liftD from months at Hot Springs, Ark., and 



numerous other springs. I consider It the 

very best water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 24, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir- — I suffered with intestinal indigestion 
and the Shivar Spring Water has cured me. 
1 would gladly recommend it to all suffering 
with indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
My father had kidney trouble last fall and he 
thought Shivar Spring Water saved his life. 
Respectfully, MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 

Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.: Dear 
Sir — I ordered 10 gallons Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter especially for my teething baby who was 
suffering with its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured Ler disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatigue, and the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 
Very respectfully, MRS. W. C. McGILL. 

Columbia, S. C, Aug. 11, 1912. 

Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir — Until a few weeks ago my wife was a 
chronic sufferer from gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve her pain by render- 
ing her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, pas- 
tor of Shandon Baptist church of Columbia, 
S. C, advised me to take her immediately to 
Shivar Spring. On «onsulting my physician 
he agreed that it would be best to do so 
without delay. In about three days after ar- 
riving at the Spring, she was apparently re- 
lieved and had regained her appetite. She 
has suffered no ill effect of the trouble since. 
Please publish this fri the benefit of suffer- 
ers. J. P. DRAFFIN. 

P. S. — 1 suffered for 8 years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. 
After using this water only a few days, I 
am entirely relieved and suffer no more ef- 
fect of the trouble whatever. 

Fill Out '^Is Coupon and Mall it Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en- 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give it a fair trial In 
accorda.nce with the instructions which 
you will send, ?nd If I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promiptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

Please write dlstlnctl/ 



19S 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



BE finyiTURN 
GRAY HAIR DARK 



Try Grandmother's old Favorite Re- 
ceipt of Sage Tea and Sulphur. 

Almost everyone knows that Sage 
Tea and Sulphur, properly compound- 
ed, brings back the natural color and 
lustre to the hair when faded, streak- 
ed or gray ; also ends dandruff, itching 
scalp and stops falling hair. Years ago 
the only way to get this mixture was 
to make it at home, which is mussy 
and troublesome. NoAvadays, by ask- 
ing at any drug store for "Wyeth's 
Sage and Sulphur Compound," you 
will get a large bottle of this famous 
old recipe for about 50 cents. 

Don't stay gray! Try it! No one 
can possibly tell that you darkened 
your hair, as it does it so naturally 
and evenly. You dampen a sponge or 
soft brush with it and draw this 
through your hair, taking one small 
strand at a time ; by morning the gray 
hair disappears, and after another ap- 
plication or two, your hair becomes 
beautifully dark, thick and 0^sy. 



He sent forth above, he took me, 
he drew me out of many waters. 

Praise ye him, all his angels: praise 
ye him, all his hosts. 

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the 
Lord from the heavens: praise him in 
the heights. 



Frost Proof CABBAGE PLANTS 

OVER 100 ACRES HIOHCST QUALITY. ^ ' 

At $1 per 1000; 6000 or more. BCci 

SerlOOO. Express coUect. Varle- m 
. J|"ey Wakefield, Oharlesconjt 
i Wakefield. Early Spring, Early a 
FlatDutoh.LateFlatDutch.Earlj II 
Suoceeilon, tat* Sueceislon. Beet, Lef. 

Fortpaid. gscpe'r^ol*"* 

ALFREb WUANNET. Mt. PiMMni. S. C. 



HYMN AND TRUE BOOKS 
(Fourteenth Edition) 

For use in Old School Baptist 
churches. Both round and shape note, 
70 cents per single copy, $6,50 a dozen, 
Transportation prepaid. 

This book can be furnished in limp 
leather binding with name of owner 
in gilt letters for $2.25. 

Send orders to Elder S. H. Durand, 
Southampton, Pa., or to Elder P. G. 
Lester, Floyd, 7a. 




Purely Vegetable~Not Narcotic 



soothes the child, softens the gums, all.iys pain, 
banishes wind colic and is a wonderful remedy for 
iMtantile diarrhoea. Ask for "Mrs. WInslow's 
!«ootbingr S>yrnp.»» . Accept no other. 25 cents. 



AVe shall find all precious substance, 
we shall fill our houses with spoil. 




Seed per pkt. lOc, 3 for 25o., together with new 
TRAIUTOG PETUNIA AND ANNUAL .^WEET 
WILLIAM (fine novelties) tree. „ , „ 

Our Big Catalog ot Flower and Veg. Seeds, Bnlb«, 
Plants and rare new Fruits free. Write for it. 
JOHN LEWIS CHILDS, Inc. Floral Park.N.Y. 



How long will thou forget me, 0 
Lord? for evert how long wilt thou 
.hide thy face from me? 



' The wicked walk on every sid-, 
when the yilest men are exalted, 



Thou art my portion, O Lord : I have 
said that I would keep thy word. 



Cancer Cur«d at th* Ksllam HM^iUi. 

The record of lL»l'mm ttMpiial 
la wltb'ut parallel in kiMMj. teTlM« 
cored yrithout Uae u&e •< Xh» KniCa, 
Acids. X-Ra7 or Wadlw. arar aiaaty 
9tr G«Qt. •! tha ouukf iuuCratfa t 
BMfferera from Canaar wkMi It luta 
treated i«rlac tie paaC a1«l>taaa 
yeara. We va«t every bu« ai4 VMi- 
aa iB the Uaited States U kaov vhat 
we are doics- KmA^AU MOOJPfTAL. 
1«17 W. Mala St., 
Write for literature. 



The earth, 0 Lord, is full of thy 
mercy: teach m,e thy statutes. 



O praise the Lord, all ye nations : 
praise him, all ye people. 



Tobacco Habit Banished. 

In 48 to 72 hours. No craving for 
tobacco in any form after first dose. 
Harmless, no habit forming drugs. 
Satisfactory results guaranteed in 
every case. "Write Newell Pharmacal 
Co., Dept. 90, St. Louis, Mo., for Free 
Booklet, "Tobacco Redeemer" and 
positive proof. 



Teach me, 0 Lord, the way of thy 
statutes ; and I shall keep it \into the 
end. 



To Mothers. 

Don't fear croup. Keep a jar of 
Mother's Joy Salve in the house. It 
will relieve croup and break up a cold 
in ten minutes. Made from pure 
Goose Grease, mutton suit and other 
healing ijigrediehts. It never fails. 
If you or your child have a cough, 
just take a teaspoonful and go to bed, 
and your cough stops at once. For 
croup, rub the chest, then put it on a 
rag and tie it aroung the throat and 
go to bed. In the morning you will 
feel like a thoroughbred. If your 
merchant does not have it, send us 
twenty-five cents and get a large jar. 
Goose Grease Co., Greensboro, N. C. 



Blessed art thou, 0 Lord: teach me 
thy statutes. 



Reaipe for Qmy Hair 

To hatt vtat at mtw add 1 ot. Baj Rum, 
a txaaSl bex ei Barbo Compound, aad 1-4 oe. 
of gljretftae. Avpl/ to the hair tirlee a 
WflfilE mam e teoomes tb^ deaired shade. 
Jai^ di'iiti^af 0uk »«t tkim op or 7o« eaa 
IfBz It a iMrt* 9i tiqr ntti* oa»t r«U dl- 
TdBtteaa *og ttaMkg mat «m eecM ta meh 
box of aurlw ndii>pnifiMl. It vtU SNidaallF 
dftxtea ah'Wfcif^ ladM bmt aad f«- 

moraa daadiMU. K to exaaBaaC tor taDteg 
ba^ asd mtil aafce kaasfti kalr soft aad •lae- 
87. It aod ao«o0 tke Malit. ts B«t stte^ 



f|[NDLESON'S 



A BIGGER CAN 
I A BETTER QUALITY) 

Has no equal for making soap, \ 
and for general household uses. 
I Made in three forms; solid, granu- L 
I lated and ball. Five and ten cent | 
I cans. Pound can will make fifteen f 
1 pounds best quality soap. Insist | 
I that your grocer sell you 

IMENDLESON'SBESTLYE. 

Sold also in 
bulk for mak- 
ing compost. 

I A.MENDLESON'S | 
SONS, 




THE CELEBRATED 

Throneburg Nursery 

solicits your trade on apple, 
ir, shade and orna- 
B. Prices reasonabU. 
wanted ever7Wh«r». Liberal eommii- 
THE THR0REBUR6 lURSEIIT, NEWTON, N. 6. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHKISI 



GREETiNUS. 

^ly Dear Sister in the Lord: — ^ our 
letter came to hand in due sca^^on, and 
1 perused it with interest. l1 is wj'ii 
ten of Zion, -'.Ml thy < ■iiiiii > ii shall 
be tauo-ht ut the l.oi-d, and -icn' sluid 
be tlle |,rar,- ( , t lliy ( • i I il M r ■ ■ i , / ' isai, 

54:l;!, .John ilA^K 11 IS - iheiT- 

fore, 1o ineililati' npon \\;r ihintis tliat 
are tau-lit, and tlie varn'd pi^ovi- 
denees of our (ind in whieh lu' m- 
struets his dr;ir cliiidren. 

The taii-ln ..r 111,. 1,01'd are a liighly 
favoivd iMn|,lr: and the heiji'hls of 
the l,h-ssrdnr.s .,r tlii.t ]M.,,|,1,. i,,-,. Ill- 
finite ; for Hie 111! iiiial.' fi'iiil wf it ad 
is to hrin- i.s mln .■oni|ianHM,slii], witii 
the L(n-d -hsus, and with Uini lo l..^ 
jointdieirs (d' I'tei'nal uhny. •■(,,)d 
liatll ealh .i lis niit:, , 1, I i,;d ' ulory hy 
Christ desus." (hir dear Suvioiir sailh. 
"Evei-y man 1 lierefmv that hatii 
heai'd and hath hanird of the Failiei' 
conieth iiiltd 111.." W'r are hi'oinzlil 

by all this dr. llir llis(i ll.-1l,,n t(, .le^,;.-:, 
into eoiitinilrd edliip iliidiiship. Ileal 
liess, a|)|)re(dal \(>i\ of w hat 1 h' i> inn m 
US Vih', W-l-eteli<Ml. hdl|.h ss siiiii,., 
All our pil-riiiia-.- tli- MMiii , nl' ■ 
are found ( oinijijr n-;ii. -U -os. And 
it is our hlessin-s, mr py, i l;|^.i,,u■ 
consolation to prove that ■liiin lii,i 
eometh unto me (sailli Christ i i \\ ill 
ill no wise cast out," dohn i; -..'m. The 
Cariud prof.ss.,1' is ^;.t\sfed v,'dll he- 
iii<?r ill point of (hietriiic. Imt he has 
i!0 experimenla! iiitimaey wiUt the 



Saviour's smiles. Consequently sucli 
reli^-ioiusts are without God and witli- 

..nt Christ ill the world, i.iit lli<' ■•ieet 
end ealhd 01 Cod, th.Mi-a s.,i.,..i imes 
aiiir Mli-, are made ni^li i>\ tiie hlootl 
of ( hrist: for this is what they are 
ehosi'ii unto,- as the Apostle Peter de- 
elares, '-Eh'et aeeordin- lo the' foro- 
Iciiowh.d.uv „f Cod tin- Caiher. throuo.;, 
saiieliiicalion of the Spirit, unio obed- 
ience and spn.ikliii- <d' the blood of 
.Jesus {'hiist, - Isl i'cter 1 :2. 

If we look ^vlthlM and see only the 

pallin'o. (Ii.-hear1eniii,- vn w of the 
(diild ef Cod. Ill youi- letter you use 
the lan-iia-e. ■■earthly, smsual, and 
de\ ilisli. ■ ' Trnl\- no la 1 1 i;ua^'(.' eaii 

fllll\- tell (,| the elioilnities. vileUeSS, 

the depi-iuiiy (,r the hiMiiaii heart. 
< 'hrist 's lan.-iia-e is di cadfiills- tnn . 
■d'hoiii within, out of the hcaid (d' man 
prncM-d evil tlieii-Ms, adulteries, for- 
nieati.iii, n:iii'de:-s, thefts, hiseivious- 
le'ss, ;in e\ il eye, hlasplK.'iri \ , |)ride, 

from lime time we have ii'Iim'j)ses of 
the horriJ)]en..ss Uow a clnJd of (Jod 
si-hs a.nd mourns, AVe Jiliish and fee] 

1n lie ed\eved witll COnfllsioU (d' face 

heiore our Co.l. AVe loatlie ourselves 
111 oiir own siiiiif, and mourn unto our 
Co,i, yes, ^^e■ |i.e to roonhiri ,d 

fdiimaiiiimrs preeiuii- elej : -si 1 1 - Jilood, 
and ^\■i1h .\ ea reiiie-s jmd v-eepin f's we 
I VY. "AA'ash iiie t horoiie;!ily from mine 
iinquity, ai d e-h^aiise me fi'oiu my 



194 



MON'S LAKDMARK- 



sill * * * wash uie and 1 shall be 
winter than snow, Psalms T)! :2-7. 

Bnt tluT,- are bk^ssed, sacred niu- 
nients that are onrs when, as T()i)lady 
Wl'ites, 

"it is sweet to look and attend 
The whispers of His love." 
The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, 
takes of tile tlinigs of Clirist, and 
siiows tliem unto us. He gloriUes, 
testihes of Clirist in our iiearts. 'I'liis 
is tile eoinnninion of tlie Holy (diost, 
and we are tiieu oceupied in these 
precious moments attending to love's 
comuiiieations. Even tiie love of Cod 
which is hi Clirist -lesns our Lord. 
'Our liearts are wrapped u|) with medi- 
tations upon His eoiii])assioii, merey 
and salvation. We see Him our de- 
sire. Hag. 2:7, and there is none be- 
side HimPsa. 7H:2-K He is the ehiei'- 
est among ten thousand, and tin- ou ' 
altogether lovely. Song. r):10-lti. And 
we tell Him we are notliiiig- e ai - 
sinful, weak, false, to be despised, 1 ^t 
Cor. 1:28, but we love Him, we pour 
forth our sighs and moans before Him, 
and cling to His, hold His fast, Solo- 
mon's Song. We trust Him. Him 
and weep in His bosom : and II ■ sayx, 
I have died for thee, thou art all fair, 
my love, "There is no sjiot in thee. " 
1 will come into Him and s;i|) with 
Him, and He with iile. " Kcv. :5 :20. 
So Ave find it. Our precious Redeemer 
spreads the table, Psa. "io ;].'), fur- 
nishes the f<j()d, all the entertainment. 
His flesli is meat indeed. His blood is 
drink indeed, -lohn (i :r)4. () the oppc- 
sites that ri'e found in the called of 
Cod, the Hesh and spirit, the old 
man and the new. There is contiict, 
there in war, and much vie need in- 
struction, and abounding grace from 
God to be found having on our armor, 
and to handle our wea))ons, Eph. 6:1 1, 
which are mighty through Coil to tlie 
pulling down of strongholds of sin 



and the jiower of darkness. 
"My conquest is sure through Ciirist's 
blood. Thougii now tiiere is a war- 
fare witiiiu, and satan comes in like 
a Hooti to draw my poor heart after 
sin. Kresli succor from Clirist 1 re- 
ceive, wlio did all my conflicts fore- 
see, and tiirough His rich grr.ct 1 be- 
lieve lie sa\ed a sinner like me." 

1 find repeatedly, as 1 i»ursue my 
way, that it is so needful to be look- 
ing unto -lesus, the author and tiu- 
islier of oui faith. !t is His merit, 
not mine, will bring me with accept- 
aiKc beior" tlie majesty of heaven, if 
tiiere is any loveliness to be found in 
tlie chnrcii it is such as He has pui 
111)011 His blood-washed, eternally 
loved. 

".Ie;uis, Thy blood and righteous. 
My beauty are, my glorious dress; 
Mid, 1 flamig \V((rlds in these ciri'ayed, 
With joy 1 liii up my IkmiI," 

Y\nd aho the following sweet words 
come into my mind very comfort- 
ingly : 

■'My hoi)e is built on nothing less 
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness; 
1 dare not trust the sweetest frame. 
Put wholly lean on Jesus' name. 
On Christ, 'the solid rock, I s^and. 
His oath, His covenant. His blood, 
Sup])ort me in the whelming flood. 
When all aiound my soul gives way, 
He then is all my lioj^e and stay. 
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand, 
All other ground is sinking sand." 

Oil, we kno\\' by humiliating exi)eri- 
eiiee, that we cannot make a stay and 
confidence or rigiiteousness out of our 
sweetest seasons of fellowshiji and 
communion with Jesus. For how soon 
is it all interefered with? Vanities, 
corruptions, vileness springing uji 
within us. Hidden iniquities of the 



tlON'8 LANDMARK- 



195 



heart, deeeitfuluess above all thiiig>, 
and desperately wicked, eoiue io.tl, 
from this den. and l•av^-v all the land, 
and make havoc of o,ic peaee am' 
blessedness in Jesus. \\ e are siioeked 
and dazed, and ashanud, and ei\' on- 
in hitter anLiuish, "Hov. can 111.' hi-.i 
and holy one that inh; imIc ii i i-i nny 
dwell with me () tiie ,:l,asiMie';,l. ti- 
sighs and hemoa.nin-s m n,,/„lvrs 
that now -weifih down Ihe soul. 

■"Lo, j^lad 1 eome, and Thou, blest 
l.aml), 

Shalt take me to Thee as I am. 
Nothing' bin sin 1 Thee ean y^.sc, 
Nohtm- l)ui love shall 1 i ve.. " " 

Well, 1 close, wisiiMi- you and 
Brother rh;o))eii, and ymir dear chil- 
dren, a liaijpy New Year. 

FREDERICK \\. KIOE.X'E. 

Berwick, .Maine. 



FI LL I'xVWMEXT. 

Dearly Pm loved in the Eoid : ^ In 
my weaknei.s I do not feel thai 1 am 
able to write anything 1liat c(Mild 
comfort the Lord's dear little lambs, 
but 1 feel that 1 must v rit(> to some- 
one to i'elie\e the burden <d' my mine'. 
Sometimes i1 seems thai 1 gel down 
into the valley and am so Imrdi'iied 
and east down that I feel I bar 1 must 
liour out my e(unplaints 1o someone, 
and being (lestitute of friends of my 
faith and belief with wlmm I imii talk, 
1 often have a desire to wrile to some 
ab.<ent friend. Tonight, after iviuling 
Sister Margie l{owe's letter in the 
dear old Landmark for January Ist, 
my mind goes out to the dear lam))s 
of the fold throughout this whole land 
and (oiintry. and I fee! like it would 
do my buiiLirx soul good if 1 could 
meet and 1;ike them by the hand in 
an affectionate handclasp. Yes, if I 
could sit in the jjieseiiee of only one 
of His little ones and hear of Jesus 



and His love, 1 feel that it would be 
enough for me. Sometimes I do feel 
desolate and alone, with no one 
to wuom 1 ( an go 1(U' sympathy in my 
loneliness and distress, but when 1 
can hy taiili, as I iiiimhiy trust, fall 
at the fe..i ut -lesus and pour out my 
tale of woe, and leel iiis sxveet, eom- 
lortn.g pieseiice, luen is \\(y poor 
siud made to rejoice, and 1 feel to 
sing [u-aiscs lo liis holy and e.\alted 
name. And the,i it is again that I 
wish for my fi-ieuds that l might lell 
them of the gi'eal and glorious Loi'd 
of heaven and id' ciirtb, who does 
deliver his people oul of every 
tioul.ie and saves lliem with an ever- 
la tii g salvation . (>, how glad 1 am 
that the same (iod lives and reigns to- 
day that has e\ei- ruled 1 The same 
(Jod in whom Israel trusted, and wln> 
delivei-ed his ])eoi)le from the hand of 
every foe. He lias always been able 
to hght his peoj.le's battles a.nd deli- 
ver them from the enemy, and he says 
he is the .same (Jod yestei'day. today 
and forever, and who changes not ; in 
whom there is no variableness, nei- 
ther shadow of lurnnig. lie has never 
yet failed to do all Ins pleasure, and 
why should he fail at this late day .' 

1 know that it is the tendency a- 
mong the pojiular rcdigious denomi- 
nations of today to do away with all 
of the old testament scriptures and 
eoiinl them nothing more than history, 
de.darnig that all those things are 
doih' iiway and striving to set up a 
god of their own, one who is not able 
to sa\c exeej)t the creature be willing 
making man e(pial with Christ. Is 
this the truth as set forth in the holy 
seri])t iii'es Is it not denying the 
true J nd living (iod .' Having a form 
of goilliness, but denying the power 
thereof.' They (daim thai the Lord 
is in need f)f laborers, and that they 
must "work f(n- the Master""; but 
they want to woi'k in their own way, 



,8 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



uot willing to stana still and sec t!i'; ^_:elvlng■ no more than had been proin- 
tflory oi Ihl- Loixl in tiic (lav ui Ins ised. ^ind so it is with tne Lord s ]K'o- 
uowi-r hill \\MUuny to i ni an. I pic: lliose lo whom lie reveals liim- 
save siiiiii is lo,- liir i.iud. .u;:. \. ii\ scii and w I'o soon jias.s oii to l)e wilii 
thfv i.-il » <"■- me Liortl reeen c jusc vx-at tuey ar.,- 

sire ■ i.-v.-ii-!. III'*.- piomised — eieiiiai hie. i^ikewise, 

arc I in- 111 I - _ ivhu those whom I:e sec iit to brnig nito His 

wdl lie a Mar ni ii.- n ' i;; iica-\cii, kin^do'ni lure nnoii eari:i by revela- 

and ilic\ Vi\.\L I.I naM- a -r. ai laain lion (d ins iiol\- si>irit early in htc, 
stars ill iiii'ii 1 II, ;iiu. III. -II Kaiij-i- v\!.() lak;' up uic cross in obei;iieiuv 

lies,-, ji:ay I ' i "''.^ to ills eoinuiand and hear the burtleii 

tu li,i\c I , i i,: ;;vcn \: ii\ !,ca ,,1 1iie lical of tlic dav. --these sliali 
reward n.i i:-^ '-i >i--. Ms dune ni ilie jilso receive tlic same pintinii. hfe ete,-- 
iial. tlie iree -.11 ol uTui',- : and that 
will he ciioiigh. I'lr they knov, it is nii- 
(icscr.td. 1 iiey ii,,t m.-iiled il, 

lor there v.as nodiiii- tin y .■ouid do to 
buy il. il ur'.si e.-.n- as a incc gii't. 
;-.iid they k a:\\ li ca-nc not according' 
in the will (d' the th'sh, tor they liave 
,ii e;i inr.d." Ill i:- uw and \o realize that 
ihe will (d' the II. -sh is not the wdl of 

In thai heavenly liomc Jesus will 
uv. n ail ,icv^-els, for He pureiiased 
'liieni Viitii liis precious blood; aiul 

v.hicli came tins sae.idn;-/ u! hlond: ,.verv one nt them wdl be there, for 

tiicu when Jesus \\:;s criieii.^'d i-e- .jcsus is no* content witli the ninetv 

demption was eompieie iii .t ;nr ]ilau and nine that are sate in the fold, but 

oi redemption, as clareui; b\ Ine He seari-hcs the mountains a'-id wilder- 

v.'orld. I so man cannot cai-n it tmoiiirh ness ot sm -,111111 He linds H:s lost 

works. r,,r It is tiic free gift ol (iod. sheep of Israel, and cari'ics it home 111 

and ile savs. "'I'hat g,ft is .■icsiial His bosmn. What a loving, tender 

life. - And con!-! His p.ccple receive shepherd: He is the perfect Lamb. 

an■^- iiiore: l-deJiial is \vniioid bcuin- without blemish; and it is througii 

niim-. and withoiu .-ml. (.'oiihl oiu' ilim that His pcoph" are made perfect, 

live longer lliau etei-n li 'n' ; 'i hev d.) not desire a crown with many 

Those ser\<ints who v.-.-r.- hired <it stars. All they d(>sire is a crown of 

the closi of tin- dav rec. iv. ; iMMv.hal rm-htcoiisiiess that fadcth not away; 

thev wet ■ ja- i-.-'i i .ik.-\'.-i^..- th.ise for thev have 110 riglite.)usness of their 

-will, Ini-. il ni III.- m.iniu'g re- own. Jesus is all their riti-hteousness. 

eciv..,] il ,1 • .i i!ie'- \- I'l l- laieiu^cil 'I hev know thev can do nothing good, 

a-iil " .,.|>i.i 111 Ml i.is or in anv wise merit the lavors and 

nei'dil.u--- ;.i;il .lid Hi. v d -; -- . e jcv r erey of ( iod ; y.d t here is that wit h 1 n 

UH.rc ' ' - V, i.Jil t icm that causes them to desire .0 

V-, . !, . I shun evil, and mak.'s them crv unto 

1' , ■ t ie lan-d l.n- str.niL;-Hi and t;-uidanee, 

, ; , 1, . 11!:-, di'- realizing that tliev cannot walk alone. 



body. 


iini \-^l.ai d 


. ihc tine and 


livini;- 




ill; uwtiilal ciiiJ- 


tlreii .' 


[1 s(-!-ias 10 


ue thai 11 IS eler- 


nal id 




leat a i-e\\auL !)Ut 


th.' fi- 




1. J Ins gitl was 


bough 


with a pin . 




price : 


Auythnu 


' i'l 1""- 


duee .' 


No, for 




bloo.l 


.1 Jc>ii- 




deb! -. 


' .U His ' M 


<l flowed on Cal- 


varv. 


di til u ^\< 




Kddll 


mon of ihe 1 


, 1 ]Klll \ is 


till' JU 


licet 0 .11. 


, ol 1 < IJ b 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



197 



for they have seen tlie light, aiul can 
uot now walk in darkuess. One wihi 
is born blind knows iidtliiny (if the 
light, and can find his way in tin- dark- 
ness in a rrniaikahle manner; bnr 
those who lose their sight find it fai' 
more ditfieidt to move about than on; 
who has ncvrr scrn light, if this be 
true in naiural tilings, how much moii' 
so in spiritual tliin-s.' I feel like 1 can 
speak frtnii cKiicricncc, if not ciaimin;' 
too mneli. 'flierc was a time wlim I 
could go with the W(,rh! and eiijoN ih'' 
ways of the world: cduld i)artake of 
the things it afforded, with not a 
thought of wroii--d<nng; neither did 
the thinus I saw gning on about im 
appear \Mid-:ed and foolisli. \',\\\. '■>. 

ilOW diiVerelit now : It does seclll 1(i 

me that thes,' things are sn idle and 
fo.dish and sc, utterly \\ irk,.d ; par- 
tieiilarly, --spiritual wi(dvediie:,s m 
high piares:" and is imt that what 
false religion is.' it seems sd to me. 

And the denying of the true and li\-- 
ing God.' Things that make no pr-- 
tense at reii<ji(in l can endure and can 
see how they a|iply to the needs of the 
fleshly body; but, (). the w(.rship of 
idolsl How ran 1 take part in smdi as 
that! (). LfU'd. if it be m ace(,rdance 
with Thy holy and ri-li1eous will. ! 
j)ray Thee, lieej) me fi'om sueh as liiat. 
(juide and direct my feet in the p;dh- 
way of Th\ tiaith. (> Lord, that ! m-]',- 

walk in the \ !,.■,■, :,, i- ,,,, d,n k- 

ness, that Thy name may be hnnoi-ed 
and glorified. 

While we were yet in darkness we 
knew nothing of the light, and had 
no means ol c(niiin'^ into it. fn;- \> 
were without IdV, for -lesns is life ;i- 
well as li-ht. X.nther had we an\ 
desire to eome into the light. Of 
course, any rigiil-minded person wni 
tell you that they want to go to heavcMi 
when they leave this world, but when 
it eonies to being guided by the will 



of God, that is another matter. 

Jesus was the only begotten Son of 
the Father, his deai iy beioveti ; yet it 
was the will of the rather tlmt this 
son, -who knew no sm and was perteei, 
should die. And (i.d He rebel.' ft 
was unuterable, in. ojieeivabie agony, 
and eaused that i.oiv (Jiie to sweac 
drops of l)lo(.d as li \ve,v, yet iie was 
obedient unto dealli. The eariiai miiul 
eaniiot know the will of God, ;iiid that 
is Avhal rules man out in his natural 
state. I ntil he is given the mind of 
(iod, whieli is a spiritual mind, for 
God IS a spirit, he cannot se,. his dark 
and sinful eondition, wliitdi causes the 
i'ooi' , oii\ in, d soul to llee to Glirist 
ior ai.l . and iliis siiiniual mind must 
'■"lin- i'youi ahoN'e, lor spiiitiial things 
;mv not of tills w.u'ld. The i.ord's 
I'eople sec their vileuess and uuworthi- 
ness as ihos, who have ncV(n' seen tlie 
light cannot d,,, and while they know 
that it is impossible for them 
to do any good thing w!:erel)y 
the Lord i> hreii-lit under obligation 
to them to Mes. til, vri thev iiave a 
desire to forsake evil' and e'ie;ive to 
that winch IS ^ood. r.;il tf., V know 
that this is ,udy their duty, and, even 
if it WVVi- possible f,U' them to live a 
perfect lif.. su(di as the law reipiiivs, 
tiiey would still be unpiofitable ser- 
vants, bavin- d(uic no more than dutv. 
The law reonii-e, nerfcctum, but the-e 
is no perfe,.lioi, in ,l,e flesh ; hence the 
necessity lor the redeeming blood of 
Jesus. 

The blessings of the Lord are not 
given as a reward for obedience, for 

obedience is tile duty ( d' evel (dlild of 
God, and rewards are not giv.ni lor 
the performance „r dniv. A reward is 
only given for ,m„m,. special a. t ; s.,me- 
thing that is not a duty, i'lif tlnu'e is 
joy and blessing in (,!;edieiic,. ; a (dear 
C()nsci(nice and a free min(f I heard a. 
dear sei'vant of the k(n(l pi-esent tlus 



198 



IION'& LANDMAEK. 



in a way that was so i)leasaiit to me 
and so clear to my niiiul, it scciiumI, 
but I realize my inability to iirescni 
it as he did. He was speaking of tii.' 
Lord's people walking in obedience, 
taking up the cross and following 
Jesus in obedience to His holy t'om 
maud, and the rich blessings that were 
enjoyed by so doing; those blessings 
not being given as a reward for obed- 
ience, but the blessings were received 
and enjoyed because the child was in 
the place where blessings were to be 
found. He said as an illustration, if 
one was on top of a mountain he could 
not reach the water in the river and 
streams below, neither could he enjoy 
the cool breezes that blow on the 
mountain top if he remained down in 
the valley. And so it is with the Lord's 
people. — if they stay out in the woi'ld 
in darkness and disobedience they can- 
not enjoy the rich blessings of the 
Lord, for these are not found there ; 
but 0, the glorious blessings that at- 
tend the path of duty and obedience 1 
O. You poor children of the Lord who 
know him in the ])ardon and forgive- 
ness of your sins and have been made 
to love the Lord and his humble peo- 
ple, but who yet remain out of the 
fold, wandering in darkness, how- 
much joy and blessing you miss by 
your disobedience simjply because you 
are not in the i)lace where blessings 
are found. Taking u}) the cross of 
Christ is not to be done that ye may re- 
ceive blessings for duty performed as 
a reward, hnt by ])utting on the whole 
armor of God ye are able to withstand 
the fiery darts of the wicked, and hav- 
ing done all, to stand. When you walk 
in duty you are in the Lord, and that 
is where blessings abound. May you be 
made to see and to realize, dear lambs 
who are out among the woKm^s in the 
wilderness, that your duty is to fol- 



low Christ, and if it be In accordance 
with his holy and i-ighteoiis will, may 
you be enabled to see the ])ath of truth 
and righteousness and walk therein 
that you may timl comfort to your 
souls and the name of Jesus be glori- 
tied by your upright walk and godly 
conversation. 

How my heai't tloes feel to go out in 
love and t(-nder compassion to those 
poor trembling little lambs that are 
without the fold, longing to come hi, 
but feeling theii- uin\-oi-thiiiess too much 
to venture in! Poor, t i-euihiiiig soul, 
if not deceived. 1 feel that 1 have been 
there and know just how you feel. You 
think that those good ])eo])le could not 
fellowship you, for you are not like 
them, and you have nothing to recom- 
mend you ; there is nothing you cafi 
tell them that could cause them to 
think you know anything of the Lord 
and his ways. liut deal' soul, the Lord 
works in a mysterious way his won- 
ders to perform. There are tilings in 
spiritual things that caimot he uttered, 
but they can be revealed, just as there 
were things that were revealed to John 
on the [sle of Patnios that it was not 
lawful for him to write or utter, for 
they were spiritual things and there 
W(M'e not words to exjiress them ; they 
<-an only he revealed. How many times 
do the Lord's dear jieople feel to be 
drawn to some one who perhajis has 
never sjioken one word that Avould 
cause them to think that person had 
received the light; yet the love is there 
and you have a tender feeling for that 
person that you cannot help. That is 
how it is -when some |)oor soul goes 
before the elmreli desiring a home with 
the Lord's people, hut ( aiiiiot uttei' a 
word of experieiiee, or what he thinks 
they would consider (diristian experi- 
ence; yet the dear peojile receive him 
with open arms as it were, perhaps not 



ZION 'S LANDMARK 



199 



so much for tlie things lie lias said, as 
for the thiugs he could not say and the 
liond of love that draws him m-ai'. The 
Lord binds his children logetlicr in 
love, and tliis is a revelation of *lnd, 
All spiritual things come li\- revi^ia 
tioii. They cannot he discerned hy 
the world. To the world spinlnal 
things are foolishness, hut to the spir- 
itual iniuds they are life and iieace. 

1 feel like the Lord does all his pleas- 
ure, and all things ai'e aec<nii])lislied in 
the day of his jtower. I believe tlia^ it 
is not the i,ur|M,se of the alhvise (lod 
that all his children should eonie oii*^, 
and be identified with tlie militant 
church here ui)on eartii, else all would 
do so, for his will is supreme. And 1 
also feel like sin must run its course, 
and until tlie carnal mind is o\( ieome 
of the si)iritual inintl oui' cannoi turii 
from the ways of sin and iiiigndl .,m-, ; 
and seek a Inmie m Zi,u,. ^'ei I [ -ri 

like there aie ],uol' tl-emhlnig s'Mlls 

standing without the tent, being ■ ai' 
ried about witli every wind of dorlmie 
perhajis, tossed about ujion sto'-my 
seas, knowing not whi(di way to Mirn. 
and to such a word (.f encouragcnieui 
can do'no harm. Those who li,i\e 
traveled tins lonely road kno\v A'-h;,^ 
this means, an. I can |. crimps reim'mher 

some killdlx- W.U-d that helped 1,, -heel 

them on. h'or m\ jiart, unAVortii.. 
though 1 am to claim sindi, 1 feid lhar 
I have received many. Particularly 

was I cheere<|. cnmforted and eecour- 

aged hy an arti.de 1 rea.l in lh L.hi.l- 
mark when I was traveling this .i; ;k 
road about two years ago. Thi> was 
written by Sist.u- Aiiiii.' ( 'risp, who I 
am told has b.M.|, .-idi.'d t.. eiiP i , 
the joys of h.o- l..,r.l. I feel tha; sh.^ 
is now singing jiraises Uj (lod and lii.' 
blessed Lamb in the land of ligh; and 
glory with all tlie redeemed gor.e on 
before, her body awaiting the resur- 



rection morn when it shall come forth 
from the grave at the sound of the 
trump of the Lord, changed in a mo- 
ment and fashioned after his glorious 
body, to reign with Jesus forever, 
lilessed aie tlie dead that die in the 
Lord. I was made to love that dear 
one, though I never saAV her in the 
Hesh, and sin- had perhaps passed away 
befoi-e I read the article, for it was 
published long before I read and en- 
joyed it. The people of other denomi- 
nations must have . new, up-to-date 
things; their writings are always what 
they have done and are doing, or are 
g(jing to do for the Lord; never what 
he has done for them. But the true 
and living God is the same today that 
lie ever was, and those things that 
conn- from him bring comfort and 
p.'ace t.) his little ones at all times 
w hen it pleasi's him in his wisdom and 
m. i-.'\- to prepare the heart and mind 
I'lr tin' r. .-eptif)n of the same. How 
gla.l 1 am that we have such a God; 
one w ho (dianges not, but who is the 
same today that he was when he cre- 
ated tile Inavens and the earth and 
th.' fullness thereof. Praise his holy 
nam.' forever, all that is within me 
praise his holy name. Let rocks and 
hills their silence break, and all nature 
j)raise this glorious Lord who Niade all 
things and ])ossesses all things, and in 
whom the little and the weak put their 

tl'USt. 

Dear Brother Gold. 1 submit tffis for 
.\-.)Ui' consideration, if you find it 
worfhless, and containing anything 
• ■ontrary to the truth as it is in Jesus, 
lil.'ase (bi not luiblish it. I desire to be 
kept in tlie pathway of truth and right- 
. oiisness. Sometimes I so fear T do 
^^■'••'"^ ill writing my imperfect 
thoughts, and will think that I will 
not do so any more ; but it is not long 
until my mind is so burdened th^t it 



200 



ZION'S LANDMAiiK 



seems L niusv relieve it by wntiug. 1 
have many requests tc write tor pubU- 
I^^ion, but 1 do fear tluit T do vroug 
wlieu 1 do so. lUit if from aiiyt;!'n- 1 
say on., of the little lambs be e.mifort- 
ed, it is eiumgh, and to him be all the 
glory, for from liim alone ean eome ai'V 
g'ooci thing. 1 am young and ignoraiit 
■ of his works and ways, but 1 I'.op" ^1 
rightly desire to walk in duty, though 
I realize I have not strength of my 
own so to do. T am utterly dependent 
upon the Lord for strength and vas- 
dom. I reeeived smdi comforting an;l 
encouraging words from P>rother Per- 
due, of Colorado, and asking me to 
write again for the Laiulnuirk. 1 hope 
I do no Avrong in writing, and that 
what I say will not cause di:;tres:.; ni 
Zion, but will be for tin' eomfoi-t of the 
saints, that the name of -lesus may be 
glorified. I cannot r.'mendx'r when 1 
first felt impressed that 1 would have 
to write for the public. I used to read 
the Primitive M^onitor and the Land- 
mark long before papa died, (and 1 wa:; 
then but ten years old,) ' and T vn:='.s 
miide to feel that some day I Avould 
have to write for those ])apers. IMany 
and many a time has that, thought 
been borne upon my mind. As I grew 
older I was completely taken up with 
my worldly ambitions. I bad h-gh 
aspirations and desires, one of my am- 
bitions being to beeom.e a M'riter, but 
not for an Old Bai^tist paper. Instead. 
I desired to writ.' to please the world 
and win its ai^plause. Nothing was 
further from my thoughts and wishes 
than to align myself with those old de- 
spised Baptists, though I have always 
had a feeling for tlnun and expected 
never to ask a home with any other 
people, but T exp-ecfed to wait r.ntil T 
was old and no loii-jer eared for the 
plaudits of tlK' worhl, Lnt fruly, the 
Lord works and none can hinder. He 



chooses his own ways and means, and 
he accomplishes his own purpose. It 
is as it Avas with Jacob in the days of 
old-- "He found him in a desert land, 
in the waste howding wilderness; he 
led him about, he instructed him, he 
kei)t hinij as the apple of his eye. As 
an eagle stirreth up her nest, fiutter- 
eth over her young, spreadeth abroad 
her wings, taketh them, beareth them 
on her wings," even so the Lord lead- 
eth his children out of the wilderness 
of sin and darkness, stirreth up their 
pure minds, taketh them upon the 
\.'ings of his love and teacheth them to 
go in tlie Wc:y of truth and holiness, 
v;hich is Jesus, for he is the way ; and 
through it all we must, confess that lie 
did it all, c^nd with him there Avas no 
strange god ; aye, none but the true 
and living God, and we can see and 
know that his ways are not our ways. 
And then it is that we are made to sue k 
honey out of the rock and oil out of 
the flinty rock. Jesus is the Rock, and 
all good and ])erfect things come 
through him from the Father. 

Love to all the household of faith. 
When it goes well Avith you, remem- 
ber me at a throne of grace, the least 
of all in the kingdom, if one at all. 
Submitted in vreakness, but in love, 
Your little sister in hope, 

LOLA HOLLAND. 
Fayetteville, W. Va. 

Serve the Lord's people in writing. 

P. D. G. 



A DEFENDER. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother :— Just after reading 
Feb. 15 Landmark, I could only think 
of some of the pleasant remarks that ] 
our deceased Sister, R. Anna Phillips, 
made about you being a great "Man of 
God." It Avas alAvays a very pleasant 



201 



subject for us to dwell upoii — that you 
were cue of the greatest defenders of 
our Lord's yusj)ei ni this country. And 
she so often spoke of your birthday 
wliieli was so near hers, the twenty- 
seventh of .Mareli, yours b(. uiy tlie 
twenty-hftli, if 1 am not m istakeii. 

i loved sister J-hillips and oh, liow 
1 do miss her. She witli us six 

years and 1 always loimd lier ready 
and an.\ious to talk of the mercies, love 
and power of our Glod. 

\A hen she was sick i v\ ould go to 
her room late at iiiyiit to yive liei' n.ed- 
icine, and would say, •"tliiiid; h(u.l 
there is some one to minister lo iii}' 
necessities. ' " 

Siie was a great comfort to me and 
my dear husband, who l)eyau to feed 
the sheep of God while she lived with 
us. 

Brother Gold, 1 thank -.he all-pow- 
erful (iod that you arr bl,-M'd lo wi'ite 
and sj,eak tlir trmh ot ll.r -us])el of 
Jesus as you do, and u.ax C.jd grant 
you Ilia1 sur.-t pi'ivib^.v up to tin' 
last bnnr ol yuuv ii;itur;d life. 

I'iease jUiiy lor uic and uuue. 

In love. 
.MRS. WALTER J. HEARD. 
Macon, Ga., R. 3. 



ASSOC* A'l lON. 

Dear Brother :— Please publish th« 

following notice: 

The spring session of the Mayo As- 
sociation will be held with the church 
at Cascad ■, \'a , if it be the Lord's 
will, on Saturday and third Sunday 
and Monday in May, 1916. All the 
brethren and friends are invited to at- 
tend. Railroad accommodations are 
good. S. DAVIS, Clerk. 

Cascade, Va. 

Praise ye 1iir Lord. Praise ye the 
Lord from the h ' jn cus: ])raise him in 
the heights. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. XLIX. NO. 9. 



.\liss.. s,.nt a conuiiiiiinatiou lo the 
Lan(lin;i!l< vJiicli by mistake was 
in.rrl.d ni llir Ediionai Coluiiiiis. 1 
ivgiH II, I.. Ma- on IS I not 

i\r.n-r In .ni, .1,1 111,, bri.llin-. .Xin.ther 
i,^ 1 do not ilesii-c a.iy A\roiig impi'es- 
sion about things. I do not blame the 
brother. I do not v ish to oHeud any 
one I hope, and ask his ])ai'doii though 
it was a mistake. 

P. D. G. 



('0NS1STP]N(;V. 

"And no man putteth new wine in- 
to .,ld bottles," Euke :):.S7. 

This is a pai'able. If one should 
hold this as natural meivly, that what 
is uieanl is that we do not put a |iiece 
of new garment (Ui an old, or ik'W Avine 
in old bottles, and he e<,n.u.lers that 
literally uw .dotli is put on the lu'w 
garment, ov iiew wire into new bottles^ 
then Avhere is the ]iaralde and what is 
it? 



Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson as 
sei ond class matter. 

\ . iLso.N, N. C., MARCH 13, 191(i. 

EDITORIAL. 

EXI'LANATIOX A.Nl) APOLOGY. 
Elder .James .M. Simmons, c^f IJoyle, 



202 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



The Lord Jesus makes the trees 
talk. He makes uature speak witli 
man's voice, ami puts wisdom ui tlie 
tougue of the duimb so it speaks, the 
wisdom of truth. 

Nature has her frailly ami fads. 
Siuce the eui'se falls upon the earth 
by reason of tiie transgression ul 
man, because the eartli is cursed for 
man's sake, all things of earth .shall 
fail. The entire earth bears witness 
of death. Adam luul domiidou over 
the things of earth, but sinee he was 
the ruler \\lu4i his kingdom failed, 
death, decav , failure, waxing old and 
perishing, is its history. Wlien tliei'e 
is a renovation tliis is not aecoinp/lislied 
by putting a new piece of ilolii on nn 
old garment, or a new piece is nut 
used as a patch on an old garment. 
Then there would be left in it the seeds 
of decay and death ; but there must be 
a new creation, a new thing, a new 
government, free from decay, imper- 
fection and perishing. 

The first man is of the earth earthy, 
and hence all his olfspring is of the 
earth like himself, and all things of 
the earth iuive decay in them. But 
the second man is the Lord from 
heaven, nor is thei'(> any decay in him, 
and his seed is like himself, and lives 
because the Lord lives. The eternal 
life is of Jesus who )ias the dew of 
his youth. That -which is born of him 
shall never die, but lives because he 
lives. He is the everlasting P'ather. 
To put a new piece of -cloth on an old 
garment would do violence to truth, 
would be wanting in h irmony. New 
wine is put in new botth s. It must be 
as apples of gold in i)ic1ur<>s of silver. 
There must l)e agreement, melody, 
peace and trutli in tlie Lord's work. 
A new heart Ciills for ;i renewal in 
the spirit of the mind. The inmate of 
the house must be one that loves the 
house, and appreciates the house, that 
keeps his body under, that walks 



worthy of the holy ealling. Make 
clean the inside and the outside will 
be clean. 

The grace of God that bringeth sal- 
vation receives with meekness the en- 
grafted woi\l wiiicli is able to save the 
soul, and the Loi'd makes all 

things nev\-, where the old is passed 
away. 

The lirst covenant made nothing 
perfect. l>y the lirst covenant is the 
law of sin and death, tint Jesus being 
come by a new and liviiig way takes 
away tlie sto.iy heart, and <riv es a 
heart of llesli. It ; ii.sll come to lia-s 
in tile last (hiys God will make a new 
covenant with the iiouse of Israel and 
the house of Jiulah, noi ai'cording to 
that he made with their fathers. He 
l)uts his laws into their mind, and 
wi'ites them in their lieart. Their sins 
and their iniquities he remembeis no 
more; for he is mertdful to their un- 
righteousness, l)ecause he is made sin 
for them, and they are made the 
rigliteonsness of God in liim. He sii .11 
be called the Lo-rd our i'ighte.,usness. 

Shall we that are dead to sin liv, 
any longer IhiMein.' Shall we coniinil 
sin that grace may abound.' (ii'ace is 
imt within the new heart. That which 
is born of tlie Sjiirit is spirit. He that 
believeth is ])assed from death unto 
life. His fruit is unto holiness. Be- 
cause when the tree is good the fruit 
is also good. 

One says if 1 ])c]ieve as you do then 
I would commit sin that grace might 
abound: for it would not matter what 
I do? How shall we that are dead to 
sin live any longer therein? Sin slew 
me by the law wiiich is good. In this 
way sin becomes exceeding sinful. 

He that hath good eye sight, and 
loves clean garments can see a small 
speck on a clean garmeur. He there- 
fore walks in white, and shines in the 
kingdom of Ids Father. Let your 
light so shine before men that tlu'v 



mON'S LANDMARK. 



203 



may see your good works and glorify 
your J^'atlier wliieh is in heaven. 

I\len do not put ne"\v wine in old 
bottles, for tliey know the new wine 
will burst the old bottles. Nor 
do they wish to destroy the bottles. 
They desire to save both the wine and 
the bottles. It is no pleasure to sec 
men wasting that which should be 
saved. If ^e eould ])u1 the salt of 
God in that ^^■hj(•ll is spoiit, nito a dead 
body, pride would hiirsl tlie Im.uIc A 
man that know s ln' h,is a ii.,>ly nil <\< at h 
in himself will A\a1cli 10 kri p ihai 
body under. 'J iu' prnicjplfs of the liesli 
as the swim would turn again aiul 
rend you. 'Die children of peace loce 
the things that make for i)earc, and 
Avherel)y oik may edify anothei'. 

The cai'iial mijid is not subject to 
the law of (iod, nntlicr indeed can be, 
thercforr thai wlin:, is horn of God 
can \iii\r 110 rcll(i\' sliip w ith the uu- 
fi-uitful works of (hirkncss. Humility 
(lui's not lo\e ])ride. No lie is of tlic 
truth. There is notliing pernicious to 
that whicli is born of (iod that would 
mar the peace of (iod that passeth 
knowh^lgc. There is thcii'fon,- now 
no coiidrniiiat ion I0 thi'ni tiiat arc' in 
Christ Jc-ii^, tliat walk iioi alter the 
flesh lint after the s|Mial. llajipy is 
he that condenineth not himself in 
that whicli he alloweth. 

]'ut on the whole anuoui' of God. 
One well dressed in this heavenly uni- 
form lli-!lly esteems every piere of 
this armor. The shoes f.u- tln^ feet, 
the bi-east]ilates. the lieli,i,.| for the 
head, the gii-dle foi- the loins, (>very 
piece tlttiiiir well ami sti-eiigtheinng 
the entir- body, for t!ie march becomes 
the valient soMiei- of the cross, who 
knowing his foes ai'c of his own house 
therefoi-e keeps close watch and en- 
flures as seeing him who is invisible. 

P. D. G. 



WHAT DO YOU rREACH? 

I heard a man recently speaking of 
a certain ones preachin-g, and I asked 
him if he enjoyed hearing him preach. 
He said he did not much. 1 asked 
him Avliy. 1I( I'eplied he did not preach 
any thing hnt his own bad feelings. Is 
that -what -we are connnanded to 
pi'each'.' ■"How beautiiul are the 
feet of them tiial [ireach the gospel of 
peace, and lu'ing glad tidings of good 
Ihings.-- Ii(,m. 10:15. 

The fe, t oi' walk of sucii is beauti- 
iul, iie.i ;i' a\ \', or laii-densome. They 
do iioi hiiKi hea\y hiirdens on their 
liearers. 'I'liey do not lay a heavy 
task on them. That would not be 
good things, A preaclier does what 
he is |ii-eaeli iiig to his hearers while 
he is pi'eaeliiiig self. If I have noth- 
ing better to |)reaeh than vile self I 
liad better t;!i'i-y at home. A gospel 

prea.'hei' pi. aches - 1 tidings, glad 

tidings of gi-eat joy which shall be 
iMito all |)eople. It is Glory to God in 
the llieln-si. peace on earth, and good 
will toward men. It is the power of 
God and the wisdom of (lod unto sal- 
vation to every one that believes. Tf 
there is no joy in the gospel where is 
the gospel? 

To preach Christ the way, the truth 
and the life is far difiFerent from 
preaching vile self. 

"We want to see and feel that one 
preaching is eonstradned to give glory 
to God, and to asei-ibe righteousness 
unto our maker, and greatness to him. 
Rejoice alwaj's iTi the Loi'd. In every 
thing give thanks, for this is the will 
of God in Christ Jesus. How can one 
pray ahvays, and yet rejoice without 
ceasing? Tf any is afflicted let him 
pray, Tf he is merry let him sing 
Psalms. Tf any man glory let him 
glory in the Lord. 

Suppose one says he wotild prefer 
to die rather than preach the gospel. 



204 



IION'SS tiAKDMAHK- 



If ho lias not already ilicd to self— and 
Is dead to tiie law l.y the body of 
Christ— he eanuot preaeh the resiirree- 
tioii from the dead. iUit il lie p.raohe,-, 
Jesus and tlie resiu I'er i iwii ii'oiu tiie 
dead lie preaehes wiiai is fa.- beile,' 
than any thing of this poor \\(irld or 
of vile self. 

The gospel i)reaeher is to be as v>ise 
as a serpent, and as harmless as a 
dove. 1 do not like to hear a luuii 
preach that thinks h.e is smart, or 
keen, and witty. There is di.ierenee 
between smartni'ss and wisdoiii. 'I'o 
be wise as a serjiei.t is not to jui: your- 
self in the jtova-r of miMi by exposing 
your uneonudy p.arts, init keep N'our 
body undei', so that no ma;i will have 
right to speak evil oi' you. One yiAlvd 
of Ciod to pi'eaeh kiH)V,s that if he 
does not hold the trufh in i- .^-iiteous- 
ness he will be v:>n^{){ by tin -liming 
craftiness of sat' n. He kn >a - 1 ^ 
that he must l)e as harmless .is a dove, 
giving none oliense neither lo 'ew, oi' 
Gentile, or to the r;:nre;i of iloi. 

While you ai'c I'reaidiing- let yon,- 
speech be seaso.u d v, ith salt so that 
what you say vrdl tiiste veil to tlio.-e 
that love tiuth. for the ear tries 
words. 

P. D. G. 



COIMMON SALVATION. 

"Beloved, wdien I gave all diligence 
to write unto you of the common sal- 
vation, it was needful for me to write 
unto you, and exhort you that ye 
should earnestly contend for the faith 
which was once delivered unto the 
saints," Jude 3rd verse. 

This Jude, called Judas the brother 
of James (not Judas Iscariot,) was one 
of the a])ostles, the brother of Jann<s. 
There is much eai'iiestness in his writ 
ing. There is no natural uninspired 
man that could write suvh a composi- 
tion as this 0)ie foi- brevity, clearness, 



vigor, strength and fulness as marks 
this one. 

It is addressed to them that are 
sanetihed by God the Father, and pre- 
served in Jesus (.'hrist, and called. 
AI erey unto yon aiut peace and love be 
nudtiplied. 

Is there any need of any change of 
a single Avord or ])hrase of any of this 
language? It was written near two 
thousand years ago, but there is no 
need of changing a word of it. The 
meaning is the same now that it was 
then. It matters not how long time 
may continue there is no need of 
change, no room for change. There 
never has been but one bible written. 
What God does is perfect, nothing can 
be added to it, nor taken from it. God 
has never commanded a revision of 
any part of it. No part of the bible 
could be changed by order of God Avho 
is unchangeable, without shadow of 
change. What He doeth is perfect. 

But some man Avill say, hath not 
God given us two testaments, the old 
aiul the new, two covenants, the cov- 
enant of works and the covenant of 
grace? There are different dispensa- 
tions, but the same Lord. There are 
not two testannnits for the same pur- 
pose. The lirst testament or the law- 
was given b\- .Moses, but grac e and 
truth came by Jesus Christ. One is 
called the covenant of works, and the 
other the covenant of grace. To say 
that man has so changed that he needs 
a change, a n.cw bible, a difl'erent way 
of being ruled, or that what (iod has 
puri)oscd fails to accomplish what was 
purposed, is impeaching the wisdom of 
God. 

The common salvation is the salva- 
tion that has from the days of Abel, or 
from the beginning, been ]>rovided. 
By grace through faith has from the 
beginning been God's way of saving 
his people. But one way from the be- 
ginning has been given. It is the com- 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



205 



II 



1 



n t 

All the propliMs I 
salvation. .Jesus - 
the truth and th( 
Cometh unto tlie h 
Every apostle \vr() 
salvation. It docs 
nit 1 
Tl er 1 



It c 



1 



f 1 
1 1 



inn. Xniie is -ivntcr. 
'I'. 11 is (T.iuii.nn be- 
ll tl 1 
i ! \ aire, and in every 
I ell \ essel of mercv is 

c r d IS iti 

id there is no schism 
St. 



Tliat vhirh s ived .\l,el. or Enoch. 
U 1 1 11> jr od foi 

evei'v hell', hence n is ( mnmon to them 
all. Christ stood as a Lamb slain 
from the foundation of the world, and 
hence the salvaiion of all redeemed 
by the lilooil (if the Lamb is eommon 
to all of Hicni, or- all of them are par- 
takers of that salvation equally. 

When .Tude o-ave ;ill dilin-cnce to 
write unto the belo\-eil of ih,. com- 
mon salvation it was needful foi- him 
to write nnto them, and exhort them 
to earnestly contend for the faith 
which was once delivered nnto the 
saints. Wc conld not earnestly con- 
tend for tliat of -which we have never 
had an earnest. An earnest is a fore- 
ta-ste, a guarantee, a pledge, an as- 
surance of the existence of what is 
desired and hoped for, and that it is 
invaluable. 

What is the great thing or object to 
be contj^nded for so earnestly? Tt is 
the faith once delivered to tlie saints. 
Who delivered it? We are told it is 
the gift of God. and that Jesus is its 
author and finisher. Tt is the sub- 
stance of things hoped for, the evi- 



dence oi things not seen. It comes 
through the righteousness of (Jod our 
baviour. 

It was once delivered to the saints, 
i'aul at the end of his life wrote that 
he had kept the faith. What a treas- 
1 1 th of God's elect. If it 
lias been delivered to you or lue then 
11 was reterved from another, even 
ihe Lord God. lie that spared not liis 
own hon. but delivered him up for us 
all. how shall he not with him freely ' 
give us all iliings' Faith was once 
delivered to the saints. Paul preached 
the iaith that once he destroyed, Gal. 
1 :22. 

This faith may be described as the 
doctrme taught by Christ and the 
apostles, or the system of tru1h set 
forth 111 tlie scriptures. Shall there be 
any danger of a departure fiom the 
faith of the Son of God .' I'x hold how 
many Avays and foians ol' ■,\(ii-sl,ii), lo 
here and lo there. AVe arc to lake 
neea lo ourselves ;inil 1o tin- docti-iiu'. 
We are to abide m ( 'brist. Son, ' uive 
heed to seducing spiiils ami d(,ciriiies 
of devils. W(> are to be faithful unto 
(Iciiili. 'i'licrc is no other to whom 
A\c sboiild for Jesus has the words 
of eternal life. 

Is this the same faith that Abraiiaiu 
had — that the fathers had — that dwelt 
in Timothy's grand-mother, theii in 
his mother, then in Timothy ? It binds 
sweetly together all that bold the 
faith of Jesus. It work , by lov, it 
purifies the heart, and o , ci cotncs Ibc 
world. The just simll live by faith. 
Without faith it is impossible lo please 
God. He that believes m -Icsiis honors 
the Father. 

P. D. G. 



Keep me as the apple of the e\., 
hide me under the shadow of :fiy 
wdngs. 



ZIONS LANDMAilK 



Obituaries. 

KKSOLrTlONS OF RESPECT. 

We, the I'rimitive Bajitist eliun-li at 
■'•Salisbiu'V, lieiii":' in eoiifcrciicc asseiu- 
hled, on Saturday hcfoi c llic lir^t Sun- 
day ui Alaieli, adopted the fol- 
h)wini;' resolutions, to-\vit : 

That whereas it has phrased the Al- 
niijility (iod, who doeth ail things well 
and never shunbers ]H)r sleeps, but 
rules in tlu' army of heaven nnd among 
the iiduddtans of earth, to eall from 
our midst oi: -Januai'y 14, IDHi, our 
beloved bi'otiier, Klder W. T. liroad- 
way, theivlore lie it ivsolved, 

First, that we bow in humble sub- 
nu.ssion to Him who speaks and it is 
done, eomnumds ami it stands fast, 
and that -while we are grieved over 
our loss we believe our loss is his eter- 
nal gain. 

Seeond, that the community has lost 
a useful neighbor, the family a Icv'iig 
husband and fathei', the ehnreh. a 
faithful nnnnlier and an ab!" minister 
of the gos|)el, mueh of his tinn^ being 
spent in the service of His Father, un- 
dergoing uiany privations and hard- 
ships. 

Third, that we extend to the be- 
reaved family our heartfelt sympathies 
in their bereavement. 

Foui'tli, that a. copy of these resoh;- 
tions Ite s|)iead on our ehnreh record, 
a eopy be sent to the bereaved family 
and a rupy sent to Zion 's Lamlmark 
for pidilication. 

Signed by order of the chiirch. 

ELDER C. A. DAVIS, 
Moderator. 

A. L. OWEN. Clerk. 



EESOLTTTIONS OF RESPECT. 
Whereas, It has been the will of Al- 



mighty (iod to renn:)ve from our midst, 
by death, our ])recious, meek and 
loving sistei', Mealia J. Joiiuson, who 
held fast to the faiih and ever tilling 
iier seat at her churcii, Hickory Grove, 
Johnsto;! Country, N. C, and believiiig 
in her death she is crowned in glory 
singing ])raises to our Father in etern- 
ity. 

Therefore be it resolved: 

First, That 'we elnn'isii her menu)ry 
an.d bow in lnind)le submission to the 
will of Him -whose nn rcy endureth 
forever. 

Second, That we deeply sympathize 
with the relatives ot the deceased in 
tiunr berea\ ement. 

Thii'd, That a eopy of the resolutions 
be spread oii the min;'n s of the chureli 
book and a cojiy se it each to Zion's 
Landmark and the pj-inutive Baptist 
for publication and a copy to the be- 
reaved family. 

Done by (U'der of t!ie cluu'ch in con- 
ferem e on Satni'day before the 2nd 
Sunday iji Alarch, IDlb. 

ELDER L. .\. .lOHXSON, 

Moderat'^r. 

V.'. V. PLACEMAN, 

Clerk, pro. tern. 



E. F. KELLUM. 

By re<inesL of the family I will tr}' 
to wi'ite an obituary of E. F. Kellnm 
who was born Nov. ]:-!, 1848, and died 
Feb. 17, 19Pi. lie was married to Har- 
riet Kellum in 18GS, to which union 
were born seven children, six djdng 
and one daughter living. 

This dear brother died in a hospital 
at Wilmington, N. C. Two ojierations 
had been performed and he seemed to 
be getting along nicely but he had a 
relapse and fell asleep in Jesns. 

He united with the church at Noi-th 
East, Onslow County, IMay 11, 1907, 
and lived a faithful mend)er until 
death, always filliiig his seat unless he 

was siek. 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



207 



i liave kiiouu iiiiu for tweiity-rive 
years aud ieel iucompcteiit to tio jus- 
tice to tills Cliristiaii brolner wlio was 
strictly lioiast in tin; rlcitiojis of 
life. a r ■ :- was 

faithful iij u as 

industrious ; i.u' Ins 

family, was l.ij.. 1 ...i.i - ..<•■: lo 

hospitality aiicl. wa.'i nivrd aiid irspiH't- 
ed by v.hd kin'w a lius- 

baiul ii.il ^\ould b^^ 

hai l tUid poor he 



Vlsj 



xl 1 



', lull feel our loss 
\\ iiile Ave mourn 
lot without hope; 
d thr Lord tnketh 



is his e1«.'i'ual 
his dei)artui(' 
"the LuKi -i 
away." lie lias taken our d.'ar lu'otlier 
to hun^ell ojid hlesNcd ills name. 

May the Lord blc ^s liis dau-iiter to- 
gether with her husl)and and .diihlreii, 
and I I' Midd , i,, ilicni, try and fol- 
lo\\ ' i. your dear father, 

and 1 s w ill may you be 

bleNN<' ; same yood and pree- 

ious fadh that he was bh'ssrd with 
May we all renieudjer tliat this i)oor, 
Siuiul Id - 1 nl ,::.r hoiii,., {hat we 

may ' i ninr,^ from 



its j: 

and i- 
Ilea vi'ii 

Ehlr 

■\vril. ■ 
aft, : 



ah! 



iv L. Luiiii\ and the poor 



lives and friends. 

E. F. POLLARD. 
Jaeksonville. N. C. K. 1. 



MRS. LT'CV SLAUCHTER. 

The death of this good woman re- 
moved from our section an extraordi- 
,nary eharactor and brought to an end 
a pure and useful life. 

She was 71 years, 5 months and 18 
days old. 



ISlie is survived by three sons aud 
two daughters, .Mr. C. C. i~;lauglri:er, of 
Orangeburg, X. L'., Mr. ii. (J. Slaugh- 
ter, of AllensviUe, N. 0., .\H-. J. vi. 
Slaughter, of Roxboro, N. C, Jirs. w . 
A. Eanies, of Surl aud Mrs. l.uti.er 
\\ atson, of L'oneord, >,'. ( 

Wiiih' Mrs. Shiughter was im, a 
iiieuibrr of any ehureh slu' was a great 
le Primitive l^ai)tists. 



The fun.T;, 
by Elder -L ' 
a lai-ge eoin 
tives autl frii 
was laid to 1 
tiou morn. 



vi.M-s wnv eoiuluided 
r.[. oi ; airl, X. C, to 
of sol ro\\ iiig rola- 
ai'ti-r wdueh lier body 
o await the resurret- 

s wciv K. (L .\,h-oek, 



"A precious one from us is gone, 
A voice we loved is stided; 
A i)]aee is vacant in our h.ome, 
AVhich never can lie filled." 

"Blessed is the dead that die in 1 
Lord. ' ' 

Written by her friend, 

J. :\r. PiiiLPoTT. 

Timberlake, X. C. 



W. L GIBSON. 

Thr youno'evt son of I, li. and I'aii- 
nic (dbson was b.u'u F.d). I'd, l,s:.:t and 
dn-d X.,v. 4. IDL-., makiii- liis siay on 
ear1h .">(; years, I) mouths and Hi days. 

He was a lovely bro1h<T. a dc\ol,.d 
husband and a kind and lovin- father, 
always looking' oiii \\,r 1hc welfaiv of 
his own and livinu' a sob.-r and honest 
life. Though his circumstances in life 
were humble he was peaceful and 
happy. 

His disease was a eom]dicatioii of 
the heart and kidneys fi-om which he 
suffered for more than two years. 

He was not a member of any ehui-eh 



208 



SIGN'S LANDMARK- 



but believed the Primitive Baptist doc- 
triiie and l' IjcJiuvc he lias gone to 
where ali pain and suilefiny is over. 

A few days befuiv his th'atli Jie saw 
ids mother and he asked his wife if 
she saw lier. ^His mnlher liad i)e(Mi 
dead tweniy-four y.'ars., \lv said 
he sliook hands witii lier and said he 
was ready to 

lie h)oke(i so hai)ii\- and iieaeefiil in 
his easket, with a siuih' of (ont.Mit- 
ment and rest tliat reiuaiiietii to the 
ehildren of (iod. Tiiere is not a doubt 
in my mind al)out him. 

lie h'aves -a wife, eleven children, 
one sister, two l)rotliers and foni'teeii 
grand-idiildi en to mourn their loss. 

Wrdtteii by his loving sister, 

BETTIE CAxXADV. 

Stacy, i\. C. 



.MISSOUIUA A LAUD 

Mr. (.iold:— 

1 am senilijig you the obituary- of m\' 
dear wife, Missouria Ann, daugliter of 
James and >'aniiie llite. Her father 
was of JIalifa.x county, Va. iter 
motlier was J<\inni<' Smith, of Chatham 
county, N. L. 

Siie was born June .stli, 18(10 and 
died Dec. 2[Wd, VJU, making iier stay 
lieri' on earth .14 years and (i monllis. 

She was married to .lames S. Ladd 
Sei)tember lUth, LSTo to which union 
were born thirteen shihiren. five dy- 
ing ill infancy, three sons and live 
daughters surviving her. She was a 
kind and at eetionale wife and an ev( r 
indulgeiil imtther, and noted with 
every (,ne she ,;,ine in eontael with 
for }n>r knidness. She was the kin<l- 
est disposed W(,nian I have ever met 
;ii'd greatly beloved by ali. I think 

with a cold on the 2;ird she got up 
as usual but still complainijig some. 



She had a hurting between her should- 
ers which extended up to her ear, 
site made ver\- little complaint thiring 
the day, but kept her household duties. 
About dark she complained more and 
we put mustard plasters on the back 
of her iieelL and she lay down across 
the foot of lier bed and went to sleep 
and seemed to rest easy for about one 
hour when she raised up in betl and 
look the mustard oi'f and turned and 
lay with li. r liead to the !iead of the 
bed. she lu'ver spoke a word to any of 
us, but la\- back as if slu' was feeling 
alright. Ill a few minutes we heard 
iier struggling fnr brealh. \ve went to 
the bed and shr was Inv.-ii hing her 
last. 

The doctor said it was inuiralgia 
which went lo her heart, killing her 
instantly. 

She joined the Missiona.w liaptist 
Church in IHl'y, and in ISS:! she ob- 
tained a gooil hope thruug'ii (irac'. 

In the si)i'ing of 1 S,s4 sl-e went be- 
fori' Mt. Zion Chureli (a Primitive 
Baptist Chui'ch' and related the deal- 
ings of the Lord with her and was I'e- 
eeived into tile (diurcli. This was the 
1st Sunday in April and as Elder 
Di'ury Seat being too (dd and feeble 
to administer baptism it -was j»ostponed 
until -Alay L'Sih following, at which 
time she '\\-as received into the ihui'ch 
in full febowshii) and remaining a 
consistent meiiibei' until lier death. 

She leaves a husband ami S shihiren 
and (ine sister and a host <.f friends 
behind to iiMMrrn her loss, but we have 
reason to believe its her eternal gain. 

Written by her husband. 

J. S. LADD 

Ford, Yn. 



.My son, if sinners entice thee, con- 



Praise ye him, all his angels: praise 
ye him, all his horJ.s. 
sent thou not. 



8i"0N'S LANDMARK. 



209 



EKKATUM. 

Dear Brother Gold:— i notice iu the 
Landmark i^eb. 13th, that there are 
some Avords left out of my communi- 
cation. 

On page 149, column 2 at the end of 
line 21 and before line 22 there is a 
line left out. It should read as fol- 
lows: "The Confederate States had 
six hundivd tlious;iiid nuMi in the field 
and tiicy kill.d ..f \hr i'rderal Army 
five hundred and sLVtiity-Iive thous- 
and men, or nearly one for every man 
the Confederate States had in the 
army." 

ricasi' "ivc tliis notice in your next 
p:,,..r .ud ol,Hy... 

Yours HI iiope, 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 

ASSOCIATJONAL. 

The Pi? Kivcr Primitive Baptist As- 
sociatifiii w iM (M,iivi ne with the church 
at Riv.'i- N'irw. Ih'iiry County, Va., on 
Friday !)• lor- 1st Sunday in May, 
191(i, to wlii. li vc extend an invitation 
to sister .\sM)c!:ili(,ns. 

Kiver X'ieAv is near Bassett Station 
on N. & W. R. R. 

Bv order of tlie Association. 

RANDOLPH PERDUE, 
Moderator. 

E. L. BLANKENSHIP, 

Clerk. 



ASSOC lATIONAL. 

Dear lirolher Gold: — Please publish 
in the Landmark, that the Spring Ses- 
sion of the Bear Creek Primitive Bap- 
tist Associali'iii I- lo roiivone with the 
church at T'liioii CioNe, I'nion County, 
N. C, on Satuiday before the first Sun- 
day in May, 1916 and contimie three 
days. 

fhe church is about 4 miles north 



of Monroe on S. A. L. R. R. 

Those coming by rail notify one of 
the following: T. F. Hill, Monroe, N. 
C, L N. Mediin, Monroe, N. C, T. A. 
McClellan, iMonroe, N. C, S. A. 
Helmes, .^louroe, N. C, W. E. WiL 
liams, .Monroe, N. C. 

All afternoon trains Friday and 
those coming Saturday morning will 
be met for company. 

We extend a cordial invitation. 

This done l)y order of the Associa- 
tion. 

J. W. JONES, 

Clerk. 

Marshville, N. C. 



J. E. ADAMS. 
(Jains Grove — Sat. and 4th Sunday 
in April. 

Some one meet him at Goldston on 
Friday before. 

Wadesboro — Thursday before 5th 
Sunday in April. 

Lawyer's Spring — Fith Sunday. 

High Ridge— Monday. 

Liberty — Tuesday. 

High Hill — Wednesday. 

Bear Creek Association at Union 
Grove, Saturday, 1st Sunday and Mon- 
day in May. 



UNION NOTICE. 



The next session of the White Oak 
Union is appointed to be held with the 
church at Ward's Will near Gillett 
postoffice, OnsloAv county, on Satur- 
day and fifth Sunday in April. 

All lovers of truth are invited to 
meet with us. 

R. W. GURGANUS, 

Clerk. 



UNION NOTICE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 
Dear Brother : — Please publish in thp 



210 



IION'S LANDMARK- 



Landmark lliat the next session of the 
Smithfield I'nion will be held ^vitll the 
church at I'nion, Johnston County, N. 
C, on Saturday and .Itli Sun.day in 
April, 1916. 

Elder W. A. Siinpkins was appoiiit- 
ed to preach the introductory sermon, 
and Elder J. A. T. Jones his alternate. 

Brethren, sisters and friends, and 
especially ministers, are cordially in- 
vited to come. 

Those cominji: ])y railroad will jjlease 
notify Eldei E. F. Pierce. Princeton, 
X. ('., Brother Lewis liiaswell, Smith- 
field, N. ('., or Bro. J. II. Braddy, 
JSmithtield, N. C, of place and time 
when they are coming and conveyance 
will be prepared. 
Yours in hope, 

J. A. BATTEN, 
Union Clerk. 



BLACK CKEEK UNION. 

The Black Creek Union mcts with 
the church at Wilson, Satni'day and 
5th Sunday in A])ril. 

Elder J. W. Wyatt is appointed to 
preach the first sernn)n, and Elder ^I. 
B. Williford altei'iiate. 

A general invitation is extended to 
lovers of truth. 



DUTCHV7LLE UNION. 

The Dutchville Union is appointed 
to be held with the church at Dutch- 
ville, Granville County. Saturday and 
5th Sunday in April. 

A general invitation is extended tf) 
lovers of truth. 

G. C. FARTHING, 
Church Clerk. 



T NION NOTICE. 

The Linnville Union will be held at 
High Point, N. C, on Satur.day and 5th 
Sunday in April, 1916, 



All Primitive Baptists and friends 
are invited. 

Especial invitation is extended to 
preachers. All will be met at High 
Point. 

P. W. WILLIARD. 



SKJ-]WARKEY UNION. 

The Skcwarkey Union will meet at 
Kdiukce, near Scotland Neck, N. C, 
Friday, Saturday and 5th Sunday in 
April. 

A general invitation to lovers of 
truth is given. 



ASSOC/A'I /ON. 

Dear Brol her :— Pli ase publish the 

following notice : 

The spring session of the Mayo As- 
sociation will be held with the church 
at Cascade, Va., if it be the Lord's 
will, on Saturday and third Sunday 
and Monday in May, 1916. All the 
brethren and friends are invited to at- 
tend. Railroad accommodations arc 
good. S. DAVIS, Clerk. 

Cascade, Va. 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Rape's Diapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, 
Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine 
in five minutes. 



If what you just ate is souring on 
your stomach or lies lilce a lump of 
lead, refusing to digest, or you helch 
gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, 
heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste 
in mouth and stomach-headache, you 
can get blessed relief in five minutes. 
Put an end to stomach trouble forever 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of 
Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. 
You realize in five minutes how need- 
less it is to suffer from indigestion, 
dyspepsia or any stomach disorder. 
It's the quickest, surest stomach, doc- 
tor in the world. It's wonderful. 



211 



I'NIOX iNOTICE. 

i/car P>i'(iilifr tiold : — Pletise say in 
the I.i.iuiniaik tliat the 172 session of 
tile ( "outeiituea Union is appointed to 
!)(' w\\h Ihi- clmi'cli at Mewborn's 

iiKM^tiii-j Ik. Us,- ill (iivciic County, X. 
C, lo ('oiiiiii.-;i.'c Satiir.la'y be- 

fore the ."ith Suiiday in Api-il. IDUi. 

Elder John W. (lai-J,nrr was riiosen 
to ])reac!i the introilucioi y sermon 
: nd Elder i). A. .Mewhnrn liis altei'iiate. 

?,I('>f,en^'ei s wishing ro.u cyaiii'e will 
be met at La(ii-,:'imc, )• riday before. 
TIm-v w ill pIcaM. wi'ile Hr )i!..-r Steph 
e;, Krarnrv at - now Hill. N. C. 

L. .1. II. MEWBORN, 

Clerk. 



IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, 
FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 

Look Mother! If tongue is coated, 
cleanse little bowels with "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs." 



Mothers can rest easy after giving 
"California Syrup of Figs," because in 
a few hours all the clogged-up waste, 
sour bile and fermenting food gently 
moves out of the bowels, and you have 
a well, playful child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to 
take this harmless "fruit laxative." 
Millions of mothers keep it handy be- 
cause they know its action on the 
stomach, liver and bowels is prompt 
and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a 50-cent bot- 
tle of "California Syrup of Figs," which 
contains directions for babies, children 
of all ages and for grown-ups. 



ELDER H. M. WILLIAxAIS. 
Brother Benjamin Iloneycutt's— 
'ilarch 17th at night. 
Liberty Hill— 18. 
Howards Chapel — 19. 
Mr. Deatons— 20. 
White Oak Grove— 21. 
Suggs Creek— 22. 
Calico— 23. 
Fellowship — 13. 
Coats— 14. 



Keep the Babies Fat and Well 

"Mamma's" Dr. Doran's Worm Remedy 
expels worms whole alive; purely vegetable; 
bottles 25c by mail. Agent dealers wanted. 
Doran Drug Company, Paducah, Ky. 

ELDER L. H. HARDY 

Tuesday night, April 18th, Wilsou 
Wednesday night, Selma. 
Thursday night, Durham. 
Saturday and 4th Sunday, Tro^pect 
liill. 

Monday, Lynches Creek. 
Tuesday, Arbor. 
Wednesday, Giliiams. 
Thursday night end Fridjv, Moiui- 
cello. 

Saturday and 5th Surri iy, Reidbville. 
Monday night, Daiiviiie, Va. 
Tuesday, Cane Creek. 
Wednesday, Mill. 
Thursday, Malmaison. 
Friday, Mountain Spring. 
Saturday and 1st Sunday, Weather- 
ford. 

Monday, Springfield. ' ' 

Tuesday, Whitethorn. 

Tuesday at night. Elder N. T. Oaks. 



(ireat are Ihy tender mereies, 0 
Loi-d : qui(d<en iic accordin;;- to thy 
\v()i-d. 



/.J Copies Lel't. 

ir yon v.an! a llis'.ory of The Bap- 
i-si Ailnislrrs. Older .s(u)!-,. Nearly sold 
<.,i;. I'lirf >i<2.(J(). 

As Ion- as tliry last wo will send 
liiis Ili.sto;-y looviher with Teodosia 
Ernest, and Ten Days In Search Of 
Tiie Chnreh, at llie sjjeeial price of 

Books highly endorsed by Primitive 
Baptists every where. Order now 
from editor of this paper, or from 
R. H. PITTiMAN, 

T;uray, Va. 



T love the Lord, because he hath 
heard my voice and my supplications. 



212 



«ON'S LAKDM^iEK 



ELDER J. W. WYATT. 

Corinth — Saturday and 1st Sunday 
in April. 

Oak Forest — Monday. 

Four Oaks — Tuesday. 
Hannahs Creek — Wednesday. 
Hickory Grove — Thursday. 
Reedy Frong — Friday. 
Mongo — Sat. and 2nd Sunday. 
Black River — Monday. 
Primitive Zion — Tuesday. 
Bethsaida — Wednesday. 
Mt. Zion — Thursday. 
Rehoboth — Friday. 
Gift— Saturday and ;3rd Sunday. 



HAVE m HEALTH 

Tako Hood's Sarsaparilla, the Old 
Reliable Spring Tonic. 

Don't let the idea that you may feel 
better in a day or two prevent you 
from getting a bottle of Hood's Sarsa- 
parilla today from any drug store and 
starting at once on the road to heaUh 
and strength. 

When your blood is impure and im- 
poverished it lacks vitality, your di- 
gestion is imperfect, your appetite is 
poor, and all the functions of your 
body are impaired. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla is a wonderful 
blood tonic. It will build you up 
quicker than any other medicine. It 
gives strength to do and power to en- 
dure. It is the old standard tried and 
true all-the-year-round blood purifier 
and enricher, tonic and appetizer. 
Nothing else acts like it, for nothing 
else has the same formula or ingredi- 
ents. Be sure to ask for Hood's; iu- 
elst on having it. 



Because of the house of the Lord 
our God I will seek thy ^ood. 



Try Murine Eye Remedy 

If you have Red, \A eak, Watery Eyes 
or Granulated P:velids. Doesn't Smart 
— Soothes Eve Pain. Drug-gists Sell 
Murine Eye Remedv, Liquid," 25c, 50c. 
Murine Eye Salve 'in Aseptic Tubes, 
»5c, 50c. Eye Books Free hv Mail. 

An Eye Tonic eood for All Eyes that Need Care 
Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago 



Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Sanatarium, located at 513 
I\lain St., St. Joseph, Mo., has pub- 
lished a book showing the deadly ef- 
fect of the tobacco habit, and how jt 
can be stopped in tiiree lo live cUiys. 

As they are distribulmg this boolc 
free, any one \\aiiling a. copy sliould 
send their name and address at once. 



1 rejoice at thy word, as one that 
fjideth gT-eat spoil. 



.0 CENT "CASCARETS" 

FOR LIVER AND BOWELS 



Cure Sick Headache, Constipation, 
Biliousness, Sour Stomnch, Bad 
Breath — Candy Cathartic. 



No odds how bad your liver, stom- 
ach or bowels; how much your head 
aches, how miserable you are from 
constipation, indigestion, biliousness 
and sluggish bowels — you always get 
relief with Cascarets. They imme- 
diately cleanse and regulate the stom- 
ach, remove the sour, fermenting food 
and foul gases; take the excess bile 
from the liver and carry off the con- 
stipated waste matter and poison 
from the intestines and bowels. A 
10-cent box from your druggist will 
keep your liver and bowels clean; 
stomach sweet and head clear for 
months. They work while you sleep. 



HYMN AND TRUE BOOKS 
(Fourteenth Edition) 

For use in Old School Baptist 
churches. Both round and shape note, 
70 cents per single copy, $6.50 a dozen. 
Transportation firepaid. 

This book cufc be furnished in limp 
leather bindiny with name of owner 
in gilt letters for $2.25. 

Send orders to Elder S. H. Durand, 
Southampton, Pa., or to Elder P. G. 
Lester, Floyd, \a. 



Thou art near, 0 Lord; and all tiiy 1 have stuck unto thy testinu)nu's 
commandments are truth. 0 Lord, ])ut me not to shame. 



2lON'S I.ANDMARK 



213 



IF KlDLtyS ACT 

MiltS/lLl!) 



The Loi'd shall i)rest'rve thee from 
11 evil : he sliall iireserve thv soul. 



Says Backache is sign you have been eating 
too much meat 

When you wake up with ljackat.-ie and dull 
misery in the kidney region it generally 
means you have been eating too much meat, 
says a well-known authority. Meat forms 
uric acid which overworks the kidneys in 
their effort to filter it from the blood and 
they become sort of paralyzed and loggy. 
When your kidneys get sluggish and clog 
you must relieve them, like you relieve your 
bowels; removing all the body's urinous 
waste, else you have backache, sick head- 
ache, dizzy spells; your stomach sours, 
tongue is coated, and when the weather is 
bad you have rheumatic twinges. The urine 
is cloudy, full of sediment, channels often 
get sore, water scalds and you are obliged 
to seek relief two or threw nmes during the 
night. 

Either consult a good, reliable physician 
at once or get from your pharmacist about 
four ounces of Jad Salts; take a tablespoon 
in a glass of water before oreakfast for a 
few days and your kidneys will then act 
fine. This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon „uice, combined 
with lithia, and has been used ror genera- 
tions to clean and stimulate sluggish kid- 
neys, also to neutralize acids in the urine so 
It no longer irritates, thvis ending bladder 
weakness. 

Jad Salts is a life saver for regular meat 
eaters. It is inexpensive, cannot injure and 
makes a delightful, effervescent uniia-water 
drink. 



Deliver niy soul O lior.]. fr 
lips, and from a deceitful toiu 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS FALLING 



Save your Hair! Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine right now — Also 
stops itching scalp. 



Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair is mute evidence of a neglected 
scalp; of dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of its lustre, Its strength and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverlsh- 
ness and itching of the scalp, which 
If not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and die — then the 
hair falls out fast. A little Danderine 
tonight — now — any time — will surely 
save your hair. 

Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's 
Danderine from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lots 
of it if you will just try a little Dan- 
derine. Save your hair! Try it' 



Our feet sliall 
O .Terusalem. 



How to Fighl Tuberculosis 



all the mineral substances of the human body, 
they must be supplied in the foods or supple^- 
■nented in mineral preparatior" ' — ' 

i 

licking) condit 
the civilized world." 

Since lime is one of tbe ingredients of Eck- 
man's AUerative, much of its success doubtless 
is due toils combination in such a way as to 
render it easily a.^timilnble. 

Ejl£m"in s AUerative has effected remarkable 
results in tuberculosis.which in many instances, 
apparently has yielded t< ' 



druf 



narcotics or habit-forming 
s, It is safe to try. Price $1 and$2perbot- 
Hold by leading druggists or sent direct 



Cabbage Plants Thit Grow. 

Hardy, frnst-proof varieties. Grown 
in llif Ml. Ml .■;;rli.'s1 1)1 luaturing. 100 
posl!>ai'l •_'.'.«•. I .-xpnr.s, charges col- 
lect, per KiiM, ill lots (,f less than 4,000, 
$1; 5,000 to 7,000, S.-e; S,000 1,) 10,000 
750. -Rpeeial prices in lar-er quniili- 
tics. C. V. llethiu-lon, .Meggetts, S. C. 



_j Laboratory. We would like to send 
you a booklet containing infcrmation of value 
and references. 

ECKMAN l,»80RATORy, 
t3 N. Seventh St. Phiiad elphia- 

In my dislres.s 1 ei'ied unto llie Lo;-(l, 
and he heard me. 

Dr. Doran's Queen Root Cordial 

The World's Best Blood Remedy for 
Ladies and Young Girls. All advice free 
and confidential. FREE Samples. General 
Agent Wanted. Write us a letter. Doran 
Drug Co., Paducah, Ky., U. S. a. 



Renew Yonr 




At Nature s Fountain 

V7ithoi;t the lx-;.z:viO arJ 
Lots cI '-^Ll : j,;:..-.ry 
for a ^ii^i^, i ) u i . . u-.i-- 

THE CRISIS 

There conies a time in tlie lite of prac- 
tically every man and woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human 
skill. In fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are 
the cases which physicians call "stub- 
born" and 'chronic" for the reason that 
they persist in spite of drug treatment. 1 
do not refer to iucurnble diseases such as 
cancer and consumption, but to that larger 
class of luiiclional disorders which we meet 
every day, where the organs of digestion 
and eiiMunalion are impaired. 

For tliis class of cases our best physi- 
cians and our big city specialists send 
their wealthy patients to the mineral 
springs whei'e, in the great majority of 
cases they are permanently restored or 
decidedly Le.iclited. Lut wliat about the 
poor man who has not the money or the 
busy man or woman who cannot spend the 
time to spe:id several weeks or pos- 
sibly months at a healtli resort? Shall 
circumstances deny them the re:acral!cn 
to health v.'hich Nat;ire lias provided? 
Uead niy answer in the coupon at the bot- 
tom of this p:ige. 

I have the utmoot confidence in the 
Shivir Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Restoration to Health and probably my 

Life. It has made me tens of thous- 
ands of friends in all parts of America 
and even in foreign cou»'tries, whose 
faces I have never seen. Yet I count 
.hem my friends, for the Shivar 
Spring water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health do 
not hesitate to accept my offer which has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
on the couron. If you could read the 




letters that come to me daily, numbering 
about ten thousand a year, and the vast 
majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that 1 make 
this offer displaying my absolute confidence 
in the restorative powers of Shivar Mineral 
Water. 

INDIGESTION 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train .f horri- 
fying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded v/heat, a 
very Insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, from disease and star- 
vation was in a very low state of nervous 
vitality and general debility. I ordered lou 
gallons of your Mineral Water which I used 
continuously, reordering wlien necessary, 
and in four months gained tv/enty-nine 
pounds, was strong and perfectly well, and 
have worked practically every d; - since. 
It acts as a general renovator of the system. 
I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had tlie desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water in as large 
quantities as possible, for its properties are 
so happily blended and in such proportion 
that they will not disturb the most delicate 
system. It is purely Nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AXANT, M.D. 
La Grange, Ga., Nov. 25, 1914. 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty-five 
years from Indigestion and dyspepsia. Afto*- 
one week's trial of Shivar Water I c — 
menced to improve, and after drinkiui^ . 
for four weeks I gained fifteen pounds, r 
feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. 1 strongly recommend 
this Water to any one with stomach trouble 
of any character, and truly b'Slleve It will 
cure nicer of the stomach. 1 am writing 
this voluntarily and trust It will fall lu the 



hands of many who ar« bo unfortunate as 

to be afiBictecl with indigestion and nervous 
dyspesia 

C. V. TRUITT, 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 
DYSPEPSIA 
Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many yeiws 1 suffered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of asthma. I 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and sieut quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever, I had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, but by accident 
I happened to get hold of one of your book- 
lets, and decided to try Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter. After drinking the water for about 
three weeks I was entirely relieved, and 
since that time have suffered but little in- 
convenience from my trouble. I cheerfully 
recommended the use of your Wr.ter to any 
one that may be suffering from stomach 
trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Seldon Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to tell yen that your 
Water has been a great benefit. I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife, says it 
has helped me more than anythln;; else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty >3ars, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. H. ROWE, 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM ' 

Leeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic Indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that It 
has acted nicely In each case, and I believe 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
time will produce a permanent cure. It 
will purify the blood, relieve debility, stimu- 
late the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, G. C. 
I suffered with indibestion nnd kidney 
trouble, and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was help'.ess 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am v,- I'king without any crutch 
and imprnvin" (l:iily. Indigestion much re- 
lieve 1. r v,iHh T could write Shivar Spring 
Wafer in tl-.e sky so that the world could 
become acquainted v.ith it. 

MRS. THEO. KITKER. 
BILIOUSNESS 
Oreenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervous 
break-down, I have suffered with a liver 
so torpid that ordinary remedies were ab- 
solutely powerless. Under such circum- 
stances, I came to Shivar Spring, and began 
drinking the Water. Upon advice, however, 
the first Bight ' toot » laxative; the second 



night a milder one. Since then I have tak- 
en none at all. The effect of the water has 
been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirit is 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the Water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. 

S. A. DERIEUX. 
RENAL AND CYSTIC 

Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that I would have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using this water only a few days, I am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 

J. P. D. 

High Point, N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife has had a bad kidney trouble 
for several years. She has been using the 
water only about three weeks and it has 
already made her a new woman. Her color 
is much improved her appetite is all that 
she could wish for, her digestion seems to 
be perfect. We give Shivar Springs credit 
for it all. T. G. S. 

GALLSTONES 

Greenville, S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gallstones, or, I might say, it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the Water 
she was able to get out of bed, and is today 
stout and healthy. I hope these few lines 
Will be of help to some one suffering as my 
mother did. 

W. J. STRAWN. 
Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 
My doctor said I would have to be operat- 
ed on for gallstones, but since I have been 
drinking your Water I haven't had to have 
a doctor. 

W. H. EDWARDS. 



Fill Out This Coupon and Mall it Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 
Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give it a fair trial In 
accordince with the instructions which 
you will send, ?nd if I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agiee to refund the price 
m full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Offlce 

Please write distinct!/ 



216 



ZION'S LANDMAiiR 



Easy Breathing a Luxury 

To persons offlicted with catarrah or se- 
vere head colds the difficulty of breathing is 
a great burden. 

The defective aeration of the blood, 
through lack of contact between the air in- 
haled and the mucous membrane of the 
lungs, produces headaches, depression and 
lower health conditions, because the blood is 
not properly purified. 

Under such conditions Mentholatum 
should be applied within the nostrils. Its 
aromatic oils penetrate to tlie membranes 
and tickle them to greater activity. 

The secretions becomes more active, loos- 
ening the coagulations which cover the mem. 
branes, encouraging the clearing of the air 
passages. 

Then comes the good fresh air in satisfy- 
ing volume, direct to the membranes purify- 
ing the blood. 

Mentholatum is antiseptic and germici- 
dal, encouraging the restoration of encour- 
aging the restoration of inflamed parts, and 
has proven very useful as well in relieving 
croup, sore throni ;in<l chupped skm. 




The Lofd is tliy keopor: the Lord is 
tliy slu'd.' iii>oii tliy ri;r>it hand. 

Purely Vegetable -Not Narcotic 

tf,.i',iii_- p. ri.Hl. K ^..oih,,s tluw'hild, sotteiisthe 
fr.,,,^, - i..-iin, winil cclic aud is the 

l),.st r.-iiMMlv for i„f;iiiti)e .liurrlioea. Demana 
"Mrs. VViiiNliiw's Sdolliiiif; Sryiip" aud accept uo 
other. Twenty-live cents a byttle. ■ 



KM DARK HAIR 




Nobody can Tell when you Darken Gray, 
Faded Hair with Sage Tea 

Grandmother kept her hair beautifully 
darkened, glossy and attractive with a brew 
of Sage Tea and Sulphur. Whenever her 
hair took on that dull, faded or streaked ap- 
pearance, this simple mixture was applied 
with wonderful effect. By asking at any 
drug store for "Wyeth s Sage and Sulphur 
Compound," you will get a large bottle of 
this old-time recipe, improved by the addi- 
tion of other ingredients, all ready to use, 
for about 50 cents. This simple mixture 
can be depended upon to restore natural col- 
or and beauty to the hair. 

A well-known downtown druggist says ev- 
erybody uses Wyeth's Sage and SvUphur 
Compound now because it darkens so natur- 
ally and evenly that nobody can tell it has 
been applied — it's so easy to use, too. You 
simply dampen a comb or soft brush and 
draw it through your hair, taking one strand 
at a time. By morning the gray hair dis- 
appears; after another application or two, 
it is restored to its natural color and looks 
glossy, soft and beautiful. This preparation 
is a delightful toilet requisite. It is not in- 
tended for the cure, mitigation or prevention 
of disease. 




Plants and rare new Fruits free. ^^ rite for it. 

JOHN LEWIS CHILDS, Inc. Floral Park,N. Y. 



My help cometh from the Lord. 
Avhich made heaven and eartli. 



mm LANDMARK 

PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 

m AT 

g WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 

VOL. XLIX. WILSON, N. C, APRIL 1, 1916. NO. 10 I j 



i! 




P. D. GOLD, Editor, 


. . Wilson, N. C. 


P. G. LBSTER, Apo. Bditor, 




$1.90 PER TSAS. 



I 



l! 



Keep the Babies Fat anc< Well 
"Ifamiua'B" Dr. Doran'a Worm Remedy 
«xp8la -Aoru ■* ^vhole alive; purelr Tegetable; 
bottles -iijc by maii. Agent dealers wanted. 
Dorsn Dru0 Company, Paducah, Ky. 



Because of the hou(<e of the Lord 
«ur God I will seek thy good. 



A safe and palatablt Kcxative 
for children 

Mrs* Winslo^v^'s 
Soothing Syrup 

Abiokxtely Non-narcot. 

IJoes Bot contain OuiMS, .jnoiTo'ae, nor 
any of their deriraU\e-^. 

»y checking wind eolic er cor- 
rectht^ intuNtinpS trot^tes c mmon 
with chi!d-en during the pe iod of 
teetfatn^, iielpt to ps office atural 
wi healthy sleep, 

Smmtkm the fr*tti,ig bttky and 
th*ref»y gives relief to 
the tired mother. 



Thou art near, 0 L^^rd . pr i all thy 



Stopi Tt»l)acco Eab; 



Pilders' Saiiatarium, ]ocat* 1 at 513 
Kain St., St. Joseph, Mo., i as pub- 
Lbhed a book aJiowing; the deadly ef- 
fect of the tobacco habit, and how it 
can be stopped in three to fi < e days. 

As they are distributlBg lis book 
free, any one wanting a co^j i should 
•end their name and addre^ at once. 

In my distress I cried unto he Lord, 
and he heard me. 



W« print your Minat««, Book 
J«b Work at flhort notie* t 
iMatneM ib^ <l«tpateh. 

P. D • 



In the light of the king's counten- 
ance is life; and his favour it ai a 
loud of the latter rain. 



Great are thy tender mercies, C 
Lord: quicken me according to thy 
word. 



To FAT People 
FREE 




snd full testimonies with names end ad- 
i legrion of men and women whose weight 
„ _educed the extent they desired, also a 
FREE PROOF TREATMENT and BOOK O? 
ADVICE TO FAT PEOPLE, all free in plain 
wrapper, post-paid. Costs absolately nothTn g( 
•poBt^ara will bring all. Dr. F. T. BROUOIL 
619 Broush Bldg.. East 22d. St.. N«w YoHf 
" • Dhusieian by the State of New York) 



I love the Lord, because he hatk 
heard my voice and my supplications. 



jiBiDSHiPONiyi?^ 




SILVER ROLLED GOLD 

Sturta Filandshlp-Mald-Llnli-Bracalat, lalut 

— ■"—•-'--■-'in. We start yours by elvinjr you 
travadwltbainltte-- 



to-<toy for one or moreUNKS (12c. each) 

statinr Initials and whether MOLLKD COLD, 

pL^iK design 

beautiful Black 



itil E 



ELDER J. W. WYATT. 



Mongo — Saturday 
in April. 

Black River — Monday. 
Primitive Zion — Tuesday 



2nd Suxdjaf 



/ D 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



REASON OF HOPE. 

Dear Brother Gold : — I have often 
thought of writing about what I hope 
have been the dealings of the Lord with 
me, but have felt to be so little and 
imperfect and not being able to ex- 
press myself as others that I have re- 
frained. But what a comfort it has 
been to hear others tell and read of 
their experience, for they tell my ex- 
perience better than 1 can myself. 

As far back as 1 can remember 1 
have had serious thoughts about dy- 
ing and what would become of me if I 
died. Still I didn't think about it any 
more than I could help, going with 
young company as much as possible to 
avoid such thoughts. 

I went on in this way until I was 
married, some times feeling so badly 
I would try to pray when I could only 
say, "Lord have mercy on me a poor 
sinner. ' ' 

Some time after I was married the 
Missionaries had a protracted meeting 
at Robersonville and my husband and 
I intended going one Sunday night. 
But in the afternoon we went to see a 
neighbor and Elder M. T. tawrence 
and his wife were there. Elder Law- 
rence asked me if I was going to join 
that night, and I told him if I ever 
joined a church I wanted him to bap- 
tize me. He talked to me very com- 
fortingly and I then thought if I lived 
I would offer to the Primitive Baptist 



church the next meeting. But when 
the door was opened I did not go. It 
seemed to me I was too unworthy to 
be with God's children. I tried to ask 
the Lord, in my weak way, if it was 
His will, to open the way. 

When I got to church the next meet- 
ing they were singing, "Children of 
the Heavenly King," and it was the 
prettiest place I had ever seen, and 
every word the preacher spoke seem- 
ed to be directed to me. When the 
door of the church was opened I went 
forward and to my joy Avas received 
and the next day I was baptized by 
Brother M. T. Lawrence. That was a 
joyful day for me. 

But I get so low down some times I 
am made to cry out: 

"Father, I stretch my bauds to T!iee, 
No other help I know; 
If thou withdraw Thyself from me. 
Ah, whither shall I go." 

I have never had visions and dreams 
that were comforting as some have 
had, but we are told in the scriptures 
that "we know we have passed from 
death unto life because we love the 
brethren," and I know, if not de- 
ceived, that I do love them, and if I 
am deceived I hope the Lord Avill un- 
deceive me. 

Brother Gold, I dearly love to read 
the editorials and experiences in the 
Landmark. The experiences of the 



218 



IION'S LANDMARK. 



children of (iud art' sudi a coiut'ort to 
me, and i I'clicve its an cvidciK-i' and 
like Paul, if I am a saint, tin' least ol' 
all. 

in hope oi eternal life, your un- 
worthy sister, 

.MA(i<;iE (U K;iA:\'rs. 
Kobersonville, N. C, R. 2. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Dear Brother Uold :— 1 seiul yon to 
day an experienee of ^iister .Mnttie 
Williams, daughter of .Mi-. -1. 11. 
Huteher and step-dauKlitr, of Sisln 
Nannie. If yon think best ph'a>r piin- 
lish it in the Landmai'k as 1 leel it 
would be, comfortiii<i' to the ehiidreii 
of God. 

Your bi'other in hope, 

A. L. MOORE. 

Martinsville, Va. 

Dear Uncle Alvis : — 1 have had an 
impression for sonn' tinu' to write you 
of what 1 hope the Lord has done"for 
me. 1 have tried t*-. throw it aside but 
it seems I cannot, so I will try to write, 
but feel very unworthy to make the 
attempt. 

At the age of eigiiv my mother was 
taken from me. Sh'. was a 1 'rimit i ve 
Baptist and I thought she was a g(r..u 
woman and believerl slie was m 
heaven. 1 then began to have serious 
thoughts of death and if 1 should die, 
what woulfl become of me. These 
thoughts wore off and T went on with 
other children thinking 1 was as good 
as any one else. T went to hear .Mis- 
sionaries, as lots of my schoolmates 
were members, and Avonld hear them 
s[ieak of saying their prayers at night 
and T thouglit T ought to say mine. I 
began this and felt all right for some 
time, but at about the age of fourteen 
I hope it pleased the Lord to show me 
my lost and ruiped condition. 



i was listening at mama reading an 
experience in the Landmark and all 
at once i saw what a sinner i was m 
the sight of (iod and that wrtiioui iiis 
mercy 1 was lost forever. 1 dul not 
see how a just (iod could save one like 
me. 1 got up aiul left the room to go 
and tr\- to beg the Lord to have mercy 
on me, but it seems ttie woi ds fell to tile 
ground as i said them, i then fuHy 
realized my weak and helpless condi- 
tion and that none of my good \.!)iks 
.■ould rvri- save me. 

.Aly troiibh-wore oli' Ini- awliile and 
1 thought it was all imagm it ion. 1 be- 
gan going witii young eoni[):;iiy and to 
parties and daneing. enjoying lin'iu for 
awhile, but would go lioinc IVrlm- ron- 
demiied for what I had done, and after 
retiring would slied tears and pray the 
Lord to forgive me. ihinking i vould 
never daner again. Jhit soon J would 
do the same thing again. 

.\Iy tr.Mibl(s seemrd moi'e than 1 
eould hear. I gol the Laiidma.rk and 
l)ible and went oil alone to read lli. ui 
as I didn't want any one to kiH;v o1 
my Irouldes. l;ut ! i,.eei\ed no i-..n.- 
fort and J dahri Mimk any was iiiti ne- 
ed for me. Old Haptist ministers vis- 
ited oil)' homr very often and 1 h-.ed 
to hear them talk bni ! \,-.,uld get so 
full sonu- times i would leave the room 
to kee]) mama and papa from knowint: 
about me. I would go to some secret 
l)lace and try to ]>ray. but felt it w 
a sin f(n- me so vile as ! was to e , 
up.oii His Holy naiur, ! :e!t if I ooi 
only ask mama to pray f. r me it w<t 
helj), but I eouldn't do rliat as v 
knew how sinful I -vas. 

AVhen it seemed i|iere \\;:s no h< > 
for me, that 1 mu.-t die am"' be f.)re' 
lost, my bur-den seemed to leave 
so gradually that I ^iid not know wl- 
it left, which has .-aused me m; 
doubts: but the first thing T kne^\ 
was gone and I felt that the hie- 



IRION'S LANDMARK- 



21l' 



Lord had luirdoiied my sins and had 
given UK- a s\\crl hope The 
gra\e. 1 i-li J l inild ii.-vci' inMisr iniu 
half enough lor sa\iiig a siiuht iiki 
me. i had always had great i-fspcc1. 
for j'niiiiii\ r i .apiists'but never h)Vod 
th.fiii as 1 di.l then. 

1 now era\fd a hopi.' with them and 
wanted to hr hjpli. d hii, i d,d not 
feel fit to ]>r v,i,;i I,., ill ;uid (lid i!ot see 
how they n.iiid i i I low si, ij) nie. i v/as 
afraid i v. , . .h-, r\v, d ,ind A.ould de- 
(MMv. ' : ..I. '1 the Lord for 



old church. It is the dearest place on 
earth to me. I'ray for me that the dear 
J.ord may guide and dirt'ct me through 
this tiiat It may be spent in praise 
to His name. 

'loui' luccr, saved by grace if s., . . 
at all, 

,MATT1E WILLIAMS. 

Drv Fork, Va. 



CONFLICTS. 



Deal- lliother (iold. mo^t highly 

sir, uird Inolhrr:- 1 feci I a:ll 1111- 



'd ; nd true as the 1')-] 



know ing ( 



Dm 



all yo th;,i ^■•..vy iaden 
and 1 will , 

On th.' I : .lun ■. I'M ! ! 

felt 1 ,-ou!d .1.,;. ,, I,., In;, I 

ing i would idter. but could not and I 
went home with a heavy heart. 1 telt 
J iiad disobeyed the command ^hich 
J ho])ed liad been given me and ihai 
the Lord would punish me lor it. And 
1 believe he did. The moidli b,'i'..i-c 
the next mertin'.r d;iy sicmcd In br 1lii' 



th,' 



tliat ihs ' ;,, il hnrch. 

and w h.- ■ : ,.,,idd !i;irdU- 

wait nidi' . VVIini th- 

door of ih , ,.| ,11, d 1 uvid 

forward bid coidd t.dk bid liiih'. 
(Jreatly to in\- I , .kv,1 ;ii,,l 

I w;is ro!l.,v<d by : y husband v.hich 
m.-uh- mv he;trt rejoice llie more. 

I liad always wanted you to ijaptize 
me and so Avheii we came out of the 
water tlie ncd nKe iiiiip- | fvit s\;ee1 
peace of mii d 1 had nevei- felt Ixd'oi'e. 
It was the liap])iest ibiy of iii\- life. 

I liave liad inany (bmbls and fear>, 
hvd how could I live \\iih(iid tlie dear 



live Hapt 



sake s.) Inv.dy a 
anv one like nie. 



Wlie 

inth.M 



niol leave oi- foi"- 
ule. ■( h. is tiiei'e 
ale and (lei)raved 

growing u|) my 



-ht 



would -ci mo if I did wi'ong, and after 
a \shile when I grew up to be eighteen 
tiv twenty \(ars of age 1 began to 
think I was (piite a strong man and I 

ies. i:.nt w hen j w as about t went \ -two 
I became sn, Id,. Illy arrest, ■(! fr,m'i this 

1 ha,l g,,n,. to tlie en, I ,,f my chain— 
and 1 dnln'l want any iimhv" .Mrils or 
(lancing. The company 1 had been en- 
.i((ying becam,. a burden t-, m,. and it 
seemed tlieic Was a .dianr,. l-,n- every- 
b(,dy ,.xcep1 p(H,l- me. I Would seek 
-<niie ,lark ami bmes.nne place, fall u])- 
on my Icnees and try to jii'ay and ask 
Cod t() lia\c niei'ey ,in m,' a jioor sin- 
n,n'. lost, mined and undone. My 
])i'ay<M's s( cmed to -o down instead of 
When I lay down at night slee]) 
seemed to go from me. 

At last one (birk and l(,nely night I 
tried to ask <b,(l with all my heart, 
soul, mjiid and strength to remove this 
bui'deii (d' guilt and wln^n 1 dr,, pped 
off in slee]), in a \-ision I was ti'aveling 



220 



iiON'S LANiXMAM- 



and 1 saw a light in the distance and 
when 1 got to the light 1 walked right 
into the shine of it; the light shining 
in a round ring around me, and the 
darkness was all gone. Immediately 
my burden of guilt seemed to leave 
me and when i awoke out of sleep I 
felt that God had heard my prayer, 

"My burden haa gene 1 knew not 
where. 

And gone was all my guilt and fear." 

1 thought that now 1 had something 
to tell and would go and join the 
church. But the next thing new doubts 
and fears began to arise. 

1 went on in this way for two or 
three years until 1 believe the Lord 
showed me that I had drunk of that 
Rock that followed me and that Rock 
was Christ. I then joined old Antioch 
church and was baptized in Floyd 
County, Ky. This was iu 1899, and for 
two months all my troubles seemed to 
be gone. Then came this trouble: You 
must preach. I did not hear any local 
voice but it appeared in my mind that 
I must preach or some of the poor 
children of God would. starve. I felt 
I was unlearned and knew not how to 
preach. 

One night in a vision I was placed in 
a city and I knew I had to go through 
it. It seemed all the people were 
against me and would kill me if I tried 
to go through it. By some means a 
naming sword was placed in my hand 
which turned every way and I went 
through the city safe and sound. Some 
times I feel that the Lord placed that 
sword in my hand, it being the Word 
of God which is sharper than any two 
edged sword. Yet I thought I would 
move away and leave my home state 
and go where no one knew of this 
trouble that was upon me. I went to 
Oregon and thought I would locate 
there, but oli 1 soon found the same 



God there, and when 1 remembered 
the flaming sword I promised the God 
of heaven if He would spare me back 
to my home staJ;e 1 would obey the 
call. When 1 got back I felt as Jonah 
said, "Salvation is of the Lord." 

I have been trying to preach for 
about six years and also trying to quit, 
but as Paul said, "woe is unto me if i 
preach not the gospel." 

I have been here at Taber, Idaho, 
two years this March. We have a lit- 
tle church composed of seven members. 
The name of the church is Mount Ta- 
bor. I trust God will add to her daily 
such as shall be saved. I have an af- 
flicted wife and ten children. 

I trust all who read Zion's Land- 
mark will think of me and mine at a 
throne of God's grace, a poor sinner 
saved by grace if saved at all. 

Your brother in hope of eternal life, 
W. B. HALL 

Tabor, Idaho. 



WH^DERNESS BLOSSOMING. 

Elder Gold, 

Dear Brother : — We would have been 
glad to see you at our meeting in Tar- 
boro. I thought we had a good meet- 
ing although I was the only preacher 
present. On Friday, Sister Alma Fly 
called me up and said Isaiah 35 :1 was 
much on her mind. It reads, "The 
wilderness and the solitary place shall 
be glad for them and the desert shall 
rejoice and blossom like the rose." 

I enjoyed preaching on Saturday 
and on Sunday. I spoke from the 
same words and part of the verse fol- 
lowing. I believe every child of God 
is acquainted with the wilderness and 
the solitary place. I will allure her 
and bring her into the wilderness and 
speak comfortable unto her. This is 
a promise by Hosea the prophet. The 
world is a wilderness unto the be- 
liever and all our experience seems to 



25lON'S LANDMARK- 



be like the wilderness sometimes. No 
order in it but all confusion. But when 
ever the Lord comes all is changed and 
the most desolate parts of the desert 
become as the garden of the Lord, and 
though we feel like the Psalmist says, 
'"like a sparrow alone on the house- 
top,"" wlien the Lord comes He sets 
the solitary in families. And then this 
text refers to Christ's kingdom, the 
church collectively, and in God"s good 
time blossoms abundantly and brings 
forth fruit — the fruit of the .spirit. 

What an abundant l)l()ssoming time 
was the day of Pentecost and many 
more the chnrcli lias seen, and oh how 
much we desire and pray sometimes 
that we might see one of these blos- 
soming times in the midst of our days? 
But all these things are with the Lord. 
1 am so glad 1 can feel sometimes that 
He has not forsaken mie, but still, 
sometimes, according to His promise, 
the Sun of Righteousness does arise 
sometimes with healing in His wings. 

I do not mind preaching so much 
when I can feel what I am trying to 
preach about, but when I am so lifeless 
and cold 1 would rather be in the nat- 
ural desert or wilderness. 

I remain your brother in sweet hope, 
E. C. STONE. 

Tarboro, N. C. 



TRUE VINE. 

"I am the true vine, and my Father 
is the Husbandman." John 15:1. 

The husbandman has charge of the 
farm, the orchard, the vineyard. No 
tree in the orchard has charge of any 
other tree however close they grow to- 
gether. ! 
■ The husbandman selects the land in 
which he will plant his trees. He se- 
lects the spot where the nursery shall 
be: He prepares the soil, taking out 
all that is objectionable to his judg- 
ment and supplies that which is lack- 



ing. At the proper time he sows his 
seed. Then at the proper time he cuts 
away that which is to be refused and 
grafts in that which shall grow. 

Jesus said, "^ly Father is tiie iius- 
bandman." Thai is suuieieiit to leil 
us whose was the work and the vnie- 
yard in which the work was to be 
. done. 

Here is One faithful to evei'V trust, 
the Sou who eanie out from the Fatlier 
and in whom the I'atlier is wel! i)leased 
for His righteousness sake. Not one 
fault is found in Him in the holy c(nu"t 
of divine justice. This Holy One does 
not assume to tlo auytliiiig of Uiiiiself. 
Takes no honor to Ilimsell. Says plain- 
ly, "1 can of mine o\\ii self do noth- 
ing." He is faitlifni to Him v.iio sent 
Him and the Father bears witness of 
Him and His witness is ti in'. 

The Husbandman has s, l,.eie,l His 
soil. It proves to be very lilthy, and in 
every way, unfit for use to hi'ar the 
good fruit of the Fatliei-. He liews it 
down, fallows it iiji, throws out all the 
roots of bitterness wiiieh are wild by 
nature and kindles on them the de- 
voiii-in^- lire. "Our Ood is a consum- 
ing fire," and lie consumes this tilthy- 
ness. 

Does that fire destroy the soil/ 
No. rt is to get it ready for the fruit 
tree. 

Jesus is this fire for in speakin-- of 
Him the prophet said, "For lie is like 
a refiner's Ht'c. " Alal. :1. 

When He eanie to the teiiii)Ie He 
drove out the siieenhitors and con- 
demned them and their ways. 

He does the same when He enters 
the sinner's heart. He never enters on- 
ly where the Feather possesses. He is 
not an intruder. His Father sent Him 
into His own vineyard. He enters in- 
to the possession of His Father. ' All 
His work is done there. He makes no 
failure in doing that which He is sent 
to do. He is there to save that sinner. 



222 



HON '8 LANDMAHK. 



He came to seek and to save that ^vhicli 
was lost. Uii came not to call tiie 
riglitcous biit sinners to repcMtaiao. 
lie tries to do nothing, want.-, to (io 
nothing, desires nothing, lie js tiic 
performing God. He purges the iieart, 
taking away that Avhieh He haU-s and 
giving an humble spirit v^ liicii l(i\("s 
righteousness and liatcs sin \\ lii<-i: also 
God hates. The life of Je,.ib: ^^■^lu•h is 
the life of tlie Father is graft et! in thai 
plant. The resnit^ is that tree is a 
good tree ;iiid l)ears fruit unto right- 
eousness. This hearini!' of fruit is al- 
together the life v.iiich is in this 
tree. The ti'ee ran take no honor to 
itself for it is by the llusbandiuan that 
it has life. and that it lives, it .is de- 
pendent every moment on tiie Hus- 
bandman. 

Suckers or \ ater-s^outs ^^,nll' di • 
stroy the ti-ee were it not for the 
\Vi,l"hfuIlie.s .,< 1l!e Huslm.i.!...;:-;! II. ■ 
knows when and how to tome 

into His oivhai'd. just wiiat to let re- 
main and iiow mueh to tak.' away. He 
sends Ills wind ( liolv Spiiat and 
break, oif all evil growths and it 
looks at times as if the ti'ee was de- 
sti'oyed Imt the Husbandman knows 
what to take away. He knows how 
to humble oni' proud, self-cem-cited, 
sinful hearts and how to reduee them 
to th.. .'xalted posit ioi, ,d' bearing fruit 
unto holiness and <iod. ••.Mv Isitlier 
is th,. Hnsbandman." 

AV.', the (ilil.lrei!, g,.t in a hunw 
soiiwtini.'s apd ,1 app<>ars lo us rhat 
things are leoving ,,n lo(, slowly. Our 
eongivgations g, 1 Mnall.T and no one 
comes to till' ehureii. L:,oks lik^ tilings 
are d\-ing out. 

(diiii'ch and it got to be tliat v v Avith 
me in that ehur -h. i labor,.! ,he,v a ^ 
faithfully as I kii-w hew but ihc ef- 
f.'et was the sanu". Thei-e wn-.. sev- 
eral in my congregation who had a 



good hope and were there feasting 
with us. We loved theiii aiut taey 
loved us and the good v, ord of doti. 
We loved to see them eat and eould 
say to them, "Eat, Oh friends; (irniK. 
yea, drink abundantly, On bi'io\.-.l. 
W^e knew the store was mexausL; inl- 
and the bread was the i>react oi l..li'. 
They were eating and drinking v.ini 
Christ the i.,ord but they would eome 
no nearer. 

My poor heart was terribly upset 
with inelfieieiu'}'. 1 told our dear old 
Deacon that 1 A\ ould r( sign at tlie next 
quarterly meeting. He asked for my 
reasons. 1 told liim that if the eliur.:.. 
had an efficient i)astor it would have 
an ingathering, tliat those who loved 
the truth eo\ild not stay away. He 
said, "Now, it is not that, there is not 
one of them all who Avould give you 
up for any other preacher, it is some- 
thing else, and you are not going to 
resign. ' ' 

However that made no change in 
my mind. On Thursday night befor:> 
our next Quarterly .Meeting the Lord 
gave me a vision. in tlie vision 1 
stood in the eentei- of ii liii ic peaeii or- 
chard which had only a few trees in 
it and they were old, and it was dead 
winter time with them. 1 thought, 
what poor jjrospects this is for fruit, 
f did not awake, but was in another 
vision and in the same place in the 
same orchard. These old trees were 
in full ],loom. and Icav.d (uit and the 
whole orchard was set with young 
trees and they were ;dl in full bloom. 
I awoke and my mind went directly to 
that cluirch and my heart was so full 
of joy that 1 slept no more that night. 
All intentions to resign were gone for 
1 knew there was a revi\al there and 
that 1 was in it. In Xovember tluw 
began to come in and 1 baptized some 
at every iiweling save one, all that 
winter, until thirteen had come to the 



irON'S LANDMARK. 



223 



church. To the hest of my knowledge 
not oue of tliat thirteen ever ga\e any 
trouble in the church. 

1 am steadfast in the belief that th- 
Lord will do things in Hi.s vnieyard 
at the proper time and that they will 
be done right. His commaiidnieu! 
will carry and not one of them 
fail. They that believe on Him shall 
not make haste nor shall they be con- 
founded. He Avho never lied said. 
••,My Father is the IIusl)an(h!ia)i. 

1 do not know why it i.s so, hut oc- 
casionally 1 see pre;ielieis traveling 
around and trying to imt other preach- 
ers out of business. They speak evil 
ofcthem and I and (jthei's are sii'>- 
enough to listen to their stories in 
speaking evil of and trying to tradm e 
the character of a bi'other laborer :n 
our Father's vineyard. 1 am asliamed 
of myself for tiiis weakness. So many 
times I have been guilty and will yet 
allow such impositions. 

One thing 1 notice is that when I 
have become entangled with those tat- 
tling runners and then come to see my 
mistake and write to tliem in a 
brotherly sjjirit I never get one word 
of reply. 

Brethren, we are trees in tlie vine- 
yard of the Lord : Our Father is the 
[Husbandman. Jt is He and not our 
selves Avho will prune His vine. He 
will surely do it in time and in tlie 
way which will serve the interest of 
the vineyard. AVe are hrethi'en: let us 
labor together without jealousies and 
baek-bightiiig and fighting. Tlie Lord 
is able to take care of His own. Don 't 
feel that you have got to get i-id of 
this preacher and that so the cause of 
Chri.st will prosper. 

Tlie Lord bless us and save us. 

"My p'ather is the Husbandman." 

L. H. HARDY. 

.Atlantic, N. C. 



Po good to others— its helpful. 



ENJOYS READING LANDMARK. 

Dear Elder (iold:— 1 received my 
Landmark of March 1. last niglit and 
surely eiij(]yed reading it to-day. 
(.Sunday. j liiere is a icvival i.eing 
held here jiow. The noted evangelist. 
(Phariseej Burke Culj)epi)ei', is iiold- 
ing it, and while all. the town is going 
■'wild" over him, i have been sitting 
in my room reading the Landmark. 
" It seems st'-::nge to n;e that people 
^\ho are good, sensihie, peopU', should 
be led astr;,y l:y siuli. lint it is (,nly 
a fullilliiieiit oi: the seriptures. 1 am 
indeed iluiPklul that (iod does iiot 
permil llle to gi\e heed to silell. 1 he- 

lieve A\e dishonor (;(ul when we go to 
hear sii<-li. Vw give nniii Hie glory 
when we give heed to his leaelnngs 
instead of Cod. J liiid the days are 
too shoi-t ior iiK^ to spend iheia listen- 
ing to sueh noiis.Mise. 

.Mr. (Jold, your juece on the Book of 
Lsther \v;is indeed ;i feast to my soul. 
1 have ofleii Nvoiid.r-ed whether the 
many hiiUh s thai Ood's people fought 
and the niiin\ enemies they killed 
meant ihi' enemies of His cause, which 
wei'e o\-ereome, aiul not iiterallv kill- 
ed. Am I riglit? 

The Old r.ihle seems .such a mystery 
to me and I do not get much from it 
when readiTig it myself. 

I trust you will he blessed M-ith 
health and streiigtli to the very last 
and that we UIMV he Messed with the 
I.;'iidm:irK-. ^'oiir paper is idierislied 

yiy eompjny m;iy let me trjivel 
through Xoith (';irolina soon, ;ind If 
sindi be my ])rivl!( ge, I trnst T w ill |,e 
])ermitfed to meet you faee to face and 
hear you jiroehiim ({od's j.reeious 
truths. T would enjoy meeting all the 
B;iptists in the Stjile. They seem to 
enjoy peace more tli;.n i„ smne other 
sections. AVe know that the lowly 
Jesus did not cause confusion nor was 



224 



ZIONS LANDMARK 



He a partakci'. Tiieii why should we? 

I would enjoy meeting Elder Has- 
sell. He is a good humble servant of 
the Most High God. In fact 1 believe 
the majority, if not all, of the Baptists 
of North Carolina are peace loving and 
loyal. 

With best wishes to you and yours, 
Your unworthj'- friend, 

SADIE M. i'RlCE. 

Nash' i'le, Tenn. 



PRESSING FOKWARD. 

Dear Hro. Gold:— We send you a 
letter that we received Xni-as, aaid it 
is so good we want you to put it in 
the Landmark. 

Hoping you are well, we are yours 
in hope, 

B. B. McKlNNEY AND FAMILY. 
Mclver, N. C. 

Dear Sisters and Brother: — Jf 1 am 
worthy to call you that : How are you 
all getting along now? Fine I hoj)e, 
and enjoying good health, which i 
esteem a great blessing from the Lord, 
for all good and i)erf('et gifts must 
come from Him, the Maker and Keep- 
er of us all. 

"We are poor helpless little babes, 
wandering through this world, we 
know not what for, but for some pur- 
pose else we would not be here, al- 
though we hope to be pressing on for- 
ward to the ])rize for the mark of the 
high calling tliat 'tis in Christ Jesus 
the author and finisher of our faith. 

I feel to be the poorest of the poor, 
and least of the little, "so far from 
God I seem to lie Avhich often makes 
me wee]) and cry." Without the 
great and tender mercies of the sweet 
];ord I could not bear to stay here in 
this world of sorrow and trouble. He 
has allowed me to follow- in his foot- 
prints in suffering some awful pains. 



for we are taught in the scripture that 
he bore many pains, and spilled his 
precious blood so that we poor rebels 
might, through His poverty, be made 
rich. 

I have often wondered why I have 
so many sad heartaches and bitter sor- 
rows, but w e are taught that He was 
a man acquainted with grief and sor- 
row and it is only a reminder of what 
He had to pass through, and I am 
glad it is like it is. He has promised 
to be with us always, even unto the 
end, and if not deceived I received 
that sweet promise the second Sunday 
in May, 1915. 

Oh ! 'tis so sweet to look back over 
the many good times that I have spent 
with His dear saints feasting on His 
love, if I be not deceived, if a don't 
love the Lord let me nothing love. 

Oh ! Lord, help me to love Thee 
more and more, if I love at all, if not 
help me to begin today. 

I love the dear Old Primitive Bap- 
tists above all others; they could 
easily live without me, but how could 
I live without them. I hate to leave 
you all here, I love you so well I am 
lingering along waiting and watching 
and listening for the joyful news, 
"Child your Father calls, come home." 
T can willingly go, leaving all behind. 
I sometimes dread death's sting, but 
when I can see the promise land it 
will be, come, welcome death, I'll 
gladly go with thee, and sing I am 
going home to die no more. 

Sad were this to be our home. I 
wish not a tear on my grave to be 
shed, but all join in praising arouf.d. 
She's gone from the evil to come. 

I wish to tell you all of a dream I 
had. I dreamed that I was lying on a 
bed and God was at the foot of the 
bed stretching out His left arm to me. 
He was all clothed in white and T was 
shouting and g'oing on to God, 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



225 



1 hope you will uot be otiteuded by 
this, 1 only felt the desire to write 
some one and thought you all knew 
my imperfections any way. 

Give God all the praise. 

Please remember me in your pray- 
ers. 

In hope, 

MARY APPLE. 

Kuffin, N. C. 



TRIAL AND DECISION OF :\1T. 
CARMEL CHURCH. 

The suit brought by the followers of 
Elder E. R. Burnam claiming to be 
the Old School Paptists, was steno- 
graphically reported ajid contains 
much valuable Baptist history, testi- 
mony of about thirty-five living wit- 
nesses, argument of counsel, judges' 
decision, etc The book clearly and 
interestingly sets forth who the Prim- 
itive or Old School Baptists are, and 
what they believe and practice. Well 
printed on good paper, substantially 
bound in black cloth with gold letter- 
ed title and ready for delivery in 
May. 

I find that on account of advance in 
paper, etc., my estimate of cost was a 
little too low, but I hope that 25c. more 
on a book of such historical value will 
not discourage any prospective buyer. 
Price $1.50 per copy. 1 dozen copies 
to one person at $1.25 per copy. Try 
to get up clubs. Please send orders to 
editor of this paper, or to the Com- 
piler. 

R. R. PITTMAN, 

Duray, Va. 



The Skewarkey Union will meet at 
Kehukee, near Scotland Neck, N. C, 
Friday, Saturday and 5th Sunday in 
April. 

A general invitation to loverp of 
\r^th is given, 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"R«moTe not the ancient i&ndmark 
which thy fatheri hav« Mt." 



P. D. GOLD Wilion, N. C. 

P. O. LESTER Floyd, Va. 



VOL. XLIX. NO. 10 



Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson aa 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, APRIL 1, 1916. 



EDITORIAL. 

NO OTHER GODS. 

"Thou shalt have no other gods be- 
fore me," Ex. 20:2. 

"For though there be that are called 
gods, whether in heaven or in earth, 
(as there be gods many, and lords 
many,) but to us there is but one God, 
the Father, of whom are all things, 
and we in him : and one Lord Jesus 
Christ, by whom are all things, and 
we by him." 1st Cor. 8:5-6. 

Idolatry is a besetting sin. How 
many idols or false gods there are is 
beyond counting. Still there is but 
one true God. In the Old Testament 
he is set forth as one God. "Hear 0 
Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord," 
Deut. 6:4. "Thou shalt have none 
other gods befoTe»me," Deut. 5:7. 

There is no other god but the God 
of Israel. He is revealed as Father, 
Son and Holy Ghost. But these three 
are one. "For there are three that 
bear record in heaven, the Father, the 
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these 



226 



nON'S LANDMAHK- 



tliree are .one/' 1st Jolm 5:7. 

The language of JeMis is, "And tliis 
is life eternal, that they niigiit know 
thee the only true God, aiul Jesus 
Christ, whom thou hast sent," Jolm 
17 :3. 

This is the highest and holiest 
knowledge, the revelation of the i*tern- 
al God. All that is needful, and all 
that aceomplishes, })erf()iius and is 
the salvation that reaehes and tiie 
triumphant deliverance of the soul, 
body and spirit of the ereatTin- is of 
God, the Father, the Son and the Holy 
G^ost. The godhead is manifested ni 
this wonderful salvation. 

1. In the creation Adam is Avliat 
was made. Surely he had no hand in 
this creation. This is the woik of the 
Lord God. "And God said Let us 
make man in our image, after our 
likeness, and let them have (ioiuinion 
over the tish of tlu' sea, and over the 
fowl of the air, and over the eattle, 
and over all the eai tli, and over every 
creeping thing that ercepetli over the 
earth. So God created nuiu in Ids 
own image, in the inuige of (iod cre- 
ated he him: nude aiul fcuuih' rrcnted 
he them. Gen. 1 :2()-27. 

Now surely man is wiial is created. 
He did no ])aT't of it himself. It is 
God's creation. "And the I.oi'd (!od 
formed man of the dust of the 
ground, and breathed into his nostrils 
the breath of life, and man became a 
living soul," Gen. 2:7. 

Surely man in a sober, sound mind 
would not say or think that he did 
any thing of his creation. 

"And the Lord God planted a gar- 
den eastward in Eden : and there he 
put the man whom he had formed," 
Gen. 2:8. 

What a wonderful gai'den was this? 

"And out of the ground made tlu> 
Lord God to grow every tree that is 
])1eaRant to the sight, <iud good for 



food ; the tree of life also in the midst 
of the garden, and the tree of knowl- 
edge of good and evil," Gen. 2:9. 

And a river went out of Eden to 
water the g;irden. And the Lord God 
took tile nifin, and put him into the 
garden of Eden to dress it and to kee]) 
it. And the Lord God commanded 
the nuin, saying, Of every tree of the 
gai'den thou' luayest fi'eely eat: But of 
the live of the knowledn:. of -nod and 
evil, thou shall not .'at of i1 ; for in 
the day that tlH)u eatest tiu-reof th.ou 
slialt surely die." 

Adam did not plant a tree, nor a(id 
anything to it, nor change it. He was 
to dress it and freely eat of every tree 
but one. In the day when he eats of 
that he should surely die. 

Tlie command was plain. He was 
just to abstain from the fruit of one 
tree. What less could he have asked.' 
lie was plainly warned. Lie had do- 
minion over all the creatures the Lord 
God had made. He Avas in the image 
of his Maker. Was he not free to do 
as he pleased? Not if he pleased to 
do Avrong. But he Avas made upright, 
in the image of his maker. Did he 
continue in that state? Did he keep 
his good estate? 

There Avas nothing found among all 
the lieasts oi fowls suitable for a com- 
])anion for Adam. The Lord God said 
it Avas not good for the man to be 
alone. Every beast of the field, and 
every foAvl of the air, and every creep- 
ing thing Avas created male and fe- 
male. Out of the ground the Lord 
God formed every beast of the field, 
and cA'ery foAvl of the air, and brought 
them unto Adam to see Avhat Adam 
Avould call theniv Adam gav<> names 
to all of them: but for Adam there 
Avas not found an help meet for him. 
Then the Lord God caused a deep 
sleep to fall ujioii Adam, and he took 
one of his ribs, and the rib made he a 



£ ION'S LAKDMABK- 



221 



Woman, and brought lier unto the 
man. Here is the eompanion, the help 
meet, which the Lord God made for 
the man, and he brought lier to the 
man. 

Adam said tliis is bone of my l)one 
and liesh of my Hesli — a woiKterful 
companion for tlie man. 

An eni'iiiy enters ^oou ;iftcr liiis. 
and Avith ri;;1tcry and lies l)i -mlrs 
Eve. Shi- IS o)MTiiti-d on in llic hIimmi- 
ce of \u-r lii,shHnd and 1 i-an.-Ti-ss.- 
God's hnv ni v, li.n is Imhim. 

and glV.-s In \UT linsha.Ml u Im ;,l-,o 
eats. Tln-ir .yes arc i>[.rnr,[. 'ilwy 
are asiianied ami seek to llo- away 
from tlie jin s, )icr (,f tin- Uod. 
Judgiii'-iit is jjass(.-(l npon all uf tliem. 
Tlie Loi-(l <in.l s;inl to Ai.aiii, Jiccau.M' 
thou hast )Hai-kcnr,l unto the V(nce (,t 
thy wifr, aiMl eatm of that which 1 
commanded Thee not, therefore the 
ground is cursed for thy sake, in sor- 
row shalt thoii eat bread all the days 
of thy life, and tlK)n slialt return to 
the earth, for dust tln)u art. and nnt;; 
dust slialt t!:ou return. 

Adam heai-kem-d to the ereature, 
and not to the ( 'reator. It is 1 :n' na- 
ture f)f man ^\•h<. is nf th.' raiM h earl hy 
to cleave tn th( Just, to worshij) tin- 
thinji's of (ai-th. When he sces this 
then he ahhnis hiniselt, and owns he 
is but dust and ashes. 

What havoc has not sin wrought ? 
What a change is wrouglit in Adam, 
The Lord made liim npri^ht, hnt niai' 
hath sought out many inventions, 

Adam's first eti'ort at mventiom 
was to hide his shanu" Avith a fig-leaf 
apron. 

God's judgment on Eve was to re- 
mind her of tlic w i rteloMl sin of unbe- 
lief in listenint^ to thf tempter. 

On the serpent lie pronounced a 
judgment of wrath and continual de- 
Rfeat imder the appearance of seeming 



success. He is cursed above all cat- 
tle, and above every beast of tUe 
held. His subtelt}- appears like suc- 
cess, but It IS vexatious wrath and 
wretched lailure. Disappointment 
and defeat await all Ins schemes, lie 
never reaehes what he (h'sires. Cod 

hrst pure, then p.-aeeahlr, uvntle, easy 
to h.- entreated, and must ivio-u u.itil 
evei-y .■nemy is put under liis feet. In 
tlie ninry nt Ills dni, union and the j.er- 
leetion of his power he makes tile 
wi-ath of man to jiraise him and dis- 
appiniits the devices of men and tiev- 
ils and a trduite of jn'aise comes out 
of his works. Cod is i^ood, immense- 
ly good and kind aiv all his ways, ilis 
wis.lom' and power, his justice and 
mercy \vilheu1 partiality, and displays 
the iiiispeakahle p.'rf.-cimii of thc 
(indhead, and the shaiiK- and cniilns- 
i(,ll nf all 11 al hate (,,h1. It is slinwii 
tliat hIesN.'d aiv all ihnse that trust ni 
his mercy. The hio-hest service is to 
love and fear (Uh\, and keep his com- 
mandments. 

.Man walk- in a vain show. Vanity 
IS his nature, and failure brands all 
his efforts. 

'■() Israel, thoii hast destroyed thy- 
self, hut in me is thine help," IIos.'u 
];J:!l, sets f(,rth the truth. When man 
sees and feels this, wiu'ds cannot utter 
its truthfulness. Then man sees tiiat 
by till- ^-raee of (iod salvation comes 
through -lesiis ("lirist, tiie Lamb of (lod 
that takes away the sin of the world. 
Then the cC'Utroling desire of him 
that is born of God is to love and wor- 
ship the Lord God. Then he can say, 
whom have I in heaven but thee, and 
there is none on earth T desire beside 
three. But then he knows that with- 
out Chi'ist Jesus lie can do notliin^'. 

Idolatry is the besetting sin of vile 
man. He gives glory to what his de- 



228 



£I0N'8 LANDMASX. 



ceitful heart loves. He is snared and 
beguiled by Satan into all manner of 
deceivableness of unrighteousxiess. 

Jesus said, Martha, Martha, thoii 
art troubled about many things. ' Bwi 
one thing is needed and Mary hath 
chosen that good part which shall ]i0t 
be taken away from her," Luke 10:12. 
What was j\Iary doing? She sat <>t 
Jesus' feet and heard his word. 

He is the way, the truth, and the 
life. No man can come to the Father 
but by him. Blessed are all they that 
trust in him. This is eternal life to 
know thee the only true God, and 
Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. 
Little children, keep yourselves from 
idols. 

The unsearchable, eternal God, who 
is without beginning of days, or end 
of timie, who is blessed forever, whose 
smile is the feast of the soul, into 
whose presence nothing unclean can 
come, where there is no sorrow, is the 
just and holy one who inhabits etern- 
ity, yet who dwells with him that is 
humble and of a contrite heart, is that 
God in whom there is no pride, nor 
vanity, a just God and a Saviour. How 
blessed are those that love, trust and 
worship him. 

P. D. G. 



KBSTFULNESS. 

This is an age of agitation, fault- 
finding, warring, insut)ordinaliion, 
without apparent improvement. It is 
good when people are not satisfied 
with their own behaviour, if it is fol- 
lowed by sincere efforts at reforma- 
tion of themselves. True reformation 
commences at home. Its enquiry is, 
"Lord, what wilt thou have me to 
do?" But when it says, let me pull 
the mote out of thy eye, take care 
that eyes are not put out, or damaged. 
The man that is controlled by the hyp- 



ocritical, fault-finding that is always 
meddling with another, but does not 
abhor himself, nor see what should be 
corrected in himself, never causes any 
improvement in the morals or meth- 
ods of a country, because he always 
works at the wrong end. 

The man who thanks God he is bet- 
ter than other men does not see any 
need of change in himself. He is sat- 
isfied with himself. It is the man 
whose prayer is, "God, be merciful to 
me a sinner," is the man that repents, 
forsakes his sinful life, and manife.sts 
genuine reformation of conduct. 

While war is rampant in the East its 
spirit reaches to this country. It could 
not be that bitter feelings could pre- 
vail with such stinging spirit and not 
affect the public temper. In the day 
of prosperity be joyful, and in the 
day of adversity consider. There is 
food for reflection for each day. When 
matters do not go to suit our feelings, 
and there hang heavy, lowering clouds 
over us, we should search for a cause, 
and search with diligence. In the 
olden times when the way was block- 
ed, and the hand of God was heavy 
with judgment, those that felt the bur- 
den enquired of the Lord cried unto 
the Lord, and called on Him for help. 

To be hasty in judgment, easily pro- 
voked, quick to find fault, and not 
truly consider the case, is not wise as 
it is to consider, to wait on the Lord, 
and own his right to rule, and to feel 
that his judgnients are good and 
wise. The golden rule, "As ye would 
that men should do to you do ye even 
so to them," is a rule without any 
failure or defect, but the more earn- 
estly we seek its observance the more 
we will feel our own defects. 

P. D. G. 



EXHORT. 
"I exhort therefore that, first of all. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



229 



supplications, prciyers, intercessions, 
and giving of thanks be made for all 
men: For kings and for all that are 
in authority : that we may lead a 
quiet and peaceable life in ail godli- 
ness and honesty," 1st Tim. 2:1-'::. 

Is it not a desirable thing to live in 
peace? The scripture leaL-hfs as iiiiu h 
as possible live peaceably with all 
men. Peace is the most favorable 
condition for labor, and the success- 
ful management of business, besides 
the pleasure to thnsr that do not love 
confusion, sli'ifi- or hiUcr fading. 

God is the i.od of |M-:irc, and one 
glorious effect i)ro(lu<'c(l l)y the in- 
dwelling of the God of peace is to 
bring rest, tranquility. ])rotei'tion and 
security. 

The object of laAv is to promote pro- 
tection, quietness ami jx'aec to tin- 
subjects of tlu' governiin'ut. The feel- 
ing of secui-ity and jn'olei tiun is of 
great value to lovers of ]ieace ami 
good behavior. (Jod gives peai'e and 
rest to those he loves. Tin- imiwell- 
ing of his !-jpirit composes (iod's peo- 
l)le to good conduct which it tends to 
bring. When oiu' is reconeiled to (iod 
the peaceable fruit of righteonsress is 
produced. The effect of righlcusiu'ss 
shall be qui(tness anil peace fin-evei-. 

Jesus said, peace 1 leave villi you. 

My peace i give nnio you. ,\ot as the 
world givctli uive i' unlM yon. The 
teaching of sci-i|)tui-e is that we sliouM 
pray for the peace of .leiaisa leni. I'anl 
says I exhort therefori'. Tn cxlini-i is 
an urgent, solemn wa\- of pressiiiL; ami 
enforcing his teaching. I^'IKST of all 
he exhorts tliat snp|)lieat ions, pn'ayers 
intercessions ami giving of thanks Ix 
made for all men: For kings (rulers) 
and all in authority. We should obey 
the powers that be, for they are or- 
dained of God. IIoAV can we ))ray for 
our rulers it we hate tln-m, or speak 
etil of them. If we are rightly dis- 



posed toward men •■we can much more 
easily treat them well. 

Prayer is the right desire breathed 
in the heart in the valley of dry 
bones by the Spirit of Hod. Wiieie 
there IS ti-iie prayer lln- living is ac- 
cejitahie t(» tlod. ami fruit is good. iL 
is walking in the Spirit. It is gloi'y 
to <;od ill the highest, peace on earlli 
and good will towai'd men. 

P. D. G. 



WIIEKEFOKE t 

"Wherefoie is there a price in the 
iiand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing 
Im haili no li.'ai'l 1o it .' " I'rov. 1 7 

I'roveriis (iivnle the i-aces ,,f men in- 
to tW., classes, the wise and the fool- 
ish. They are ojijiosites, and their do- 
ings iii'i' cuiiti-asted in the Hook of 
Proverbs. Wisdom is the highest gem 
that is -iveii to man. It is urged on 
men to sei'k wisdom and understand- 
ing. I'.ut will a man that is void of 
WIS. him se,'l< this -reatest of all fav- 
ors that m(,s1 sni'cly ixuuivs its pos- 
sessor to es.'ai.e and shun the follies 
so fatal to mankiml, and to choose 
the one thin- n Iful .' 

The (piestioii is asked, wherefore is 
llieiv a pi'ic. in the hand of a fool to 

heai't to it. Seeino' I,,. ,hii's not value 
it, has no sincere ilesii'e to obtain wis- 
dom, mIiv should there he any oppor- 
tnnit\- to obtain it .' Its value is far 
above the price ,,f r'ubies. Then why 
do we say il a man will seek for wis- 
dimi he can obtain it .' Time and ehanee 
liiippeii to all men. If one will truly 
sincei'ely se, k the l.onl he will be 
found of linu. P.iit sn|.|)ose one has 
no heart to wisdom .' Will h^ with the 
whole heart se<.k that to which he has 
no heart In the day on,, seeks the 
L<ir(l M-ith all his heart the Lord will 
be found of that one, will be revealed 



230 



HON '9 LANDMABK. 



to him. in the hand it is Time and 
Chance hajipi-ning to all \\ e say. ei 
we know that the {ainy: of great vr;lue 
ti) be olttanied lauai be ni tile hear;, 
ii must be a heart liunger. There luust 
be a preparation in the heart. There 
must be a fountain, an inward thnst. 
From within must desire come. With 
tlie heart man believetli iinlu right- 
eousness. In tlie day one seeiis t!ie 
Lord with the whole lieart he will be 
found of him. It must be one desire — 
not divided — not half hearted, but a 
full desire for the Lord. 

The greattts of all things is to kao 
the Lord Jesus, to worship and serve 
the Lord, to cleave unto him with all 
the heart. The one thing needful is 
the Lord. But one thing is needful. If 
one has the Lord Jesus he has all 
things. If God give you Chi-i.st liow 
shall he not Avith him freely give you 
all things. Christ is ]iot divided. 
When the heart is united to love, fear, 
seek and serve the Loi'd then all good 
is found in him. 

It is easy, natural for a man to think 
he will seek the Lord when he iias a 
convenient time, season or oi)j)ortun- 
ity. But as long as there is any tiling 
else he prefers to the Lord there is no 
real heart in him to seek wisdom, or 
to seek the Lord, or to se: k first the 
kingdom of God and his righteous- 
ness. 

But when one seeks first the king- 
dom of God and his righteoiisness tliat 
is to him the one tiling needful, and 
he surely finds it, and with it eomc^s 
every thing good and needful. TL^ 
then does not seek or desire any thing 
that is not for his good, but he then 
seeks only that whieh is good. Evil, 
hurtful, wrong things are all cast out. 

How blest is that one. The Lord 
God is a sun and shield. He will give 
grace and glory, and no good thing 
will he Avithhold from them that walk 



uprightly. 

He that forsakes all for Christ will 
und all good things in Christ. Wistlom 
goes before and chooses lor hiin only 
that which is good. All things \«uxiv 
together for good to them tnat love 
God, to them who are the called ae- 
cording to his purpose. Things pres- 
ent, things to come are nis. Tlie for- 
mer things (evil things) are done 
away, all things are made new in 
Christ, a miracle of grace is for him 
and in him. 

P. D. G. 



BLESSINGS. 

Mrs. J. B. Land requests my view 
of Matt. 5:30-12. 

"Blessed are they Avliich are perse- 
cuted for righteousness' sake: for 
theirs is the kingdom of heaven," &c. 

Jesus is describing those that are 
now blessed. If one is punished or 
suffers for his sins that is what he de- 
serves. To say all manner of evil 
against you falsely for Christ's sake, 
or because you are a follower of Jesus 
Christ is the same as suffering for his 
sake. If one acts wickedly and re- 
ceives the due reward of his deeds, it 
is what he deserves. But if one suf- 
fers for doing right then he receives 
the blessing for Jesus' sake, who 
suffered the just one for the unjust 
that he might bring them to God. 

It is not popular with the world to 
be a follower of Jesus Christ, for he 
Avas not acceptible to the world. He 
came to his own who received him 
not. He said to his disciples, ye shall 
be hated of all men for my name's 
sake. 

If men AAere right they Avould be 
blest. The S])irit of the Lord is holy, 
and to folloAv tlie Lord Jesus is clear 
]U'oof that such arc riglit. 

Christ said to his disciples that 



ITON'S LANDMARK. 



231 



they would be hated of all men for ins 
name's sake. Jl: Tliei'eture all men 
love whai Vdii lux r. ana lu ^e \. nat 
you liate. you and llit-y are o-.e oeeaus-.' 
they do the very tilings you ao, an: I 
love the things you love, and hate ti:^ ' 
very things you hate. 

This has always been the experieiiee 
of the Lord s pec.plr, l-rom llie days 
of righteous Abel it has l»e.-:i true tluit 
the righteous did not p^'i'^' '^^'ii^e, nor 
oppress, nor wrong others, but tliey 
suffered for doing riglit. Tliey did 
not return evil tor rvil ,i<,iir in ihem. 
When Jesus was i-. vil, ,1 hr i.^Mlcd not 
again. Cam slr\\- li-:;iiis.- Cain 

was wicked. Alu'l \va- a liumblr. 
righteous man. Ibit ( 'am wa> of \hr 
wicked on- and slew his tn-otlier I' mm 
the beginiiii:g it has been this way. 
Men who love righteousness will suf- 
fer for righteousness sake. Tins ap- 
plies to all ^\ho have the sjiirit and the 
principle of riglilronsncss m them. 
The Lord knows v im Ins people are, 
whether they arc chm-ch mnnbers or 
not, that is vln'thrr thclf names are 
enrolled in tlir \i^ilih- churcli or as- 
seml)ly of Dn' samN. ^'et the plain 
commainl ot IIh' l-onl -Tesus is that 
they should be bapti/r,!. Tie that l)e- 
lieves and is bai)tie(l shall be sa^■(Ml. 
Baptism is not the ]int1in,L;' a\\a\ of 
the filth of the flesh, Init it is tln^ an- 
swer of a good conscience toward God 
by the resurrection of Jesus Christ 
from the dead. 

Jesus baptized his people with thr 
Holy Ghost and with fire, but with 
water is administered by liis servant. 

The marks that Jesns lays down by 
whieli his followei's are kno-\\n are 
declared in the beginning of liis minis- 
try as set forlli in tlir first vei-scs of 
the r.tli ehai.trr (,f ^rattIieA\-. In tliis 
chapter it is stated tliat his disei]iles 
came unto him, when he was set, and 
he opened his mouth and taught them, 



saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit 
that mourn, that are meek, that do 
hunger and thirst after righteousness, 
are meveiful, are pure in lieiU't, are 
peaeemakers, are persecuted lor right- 
eousni'ss sake, are reviled by men 

Now ^\lla1 IS there ni the elia.'aeter 
of men possessing the ahovi' traits 
that wrongs any one, (»r deframb' any 
one, or oppresses any om ' Nothing 
is there in the eharacter <n- conduct of 
such men that any right mindd man 
eould hate, or rc\ ile, m' persecute one 
for. But the fact that an\- do perse- 
cute and revile such is pidoT that they 
do this because such charactei's that 
])ossess such traits are the follo\\ei's of 
• lesns Christ, and arc therefore al- 
ready' l)lessed of God because they are 
Ins cliildren. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

];eM,lii1i.,n^ of I'cspcct of .Malmaison 
church 111 leni.'ndH-an. r of oui- dear 
bi'oliier. .IhIii.'s i;. Ui-yaid, w ho dcp,ai't- 
cd this Mfe Dcccmlici- 1, l!n:), when his 
Lord called him fr(uii his sutferings in 
tiiis life, we hope to a land of rest 
where all of God's pepole rest in a 
sweet sleep until the resurrection 
morn, then we believe and hope this 
dear brother will hear that welcome 
voice of (iod saying, "Come up higher 
where T have ali-eady ])i-epared a, jdaec 
for m,y little ones." The Savioni', 
Avhom he tb<-n sliall sec w uli uc'\' ad- 
miring eyes, already lias prepai'cd for 
bim a mansK.n in I he skies. 

Resolved, Thai by the death of 
I'.rother P>r\aut, Malmaison Primitive 
P>a))tist ehnieh has lost one of its dear 
fathers in Israel, but feed that our loss 



232 r ] ZION 'S ] 

is liis eternal gain, and M'e hope by 
the graee oi (iod to meet onr dear 
Brotlier liryant in heaven above. 

Kesolved, Tliat we assure the tanuiy 
and friends of J^rothei' Bryant (nir 
heartfnelt symi)atliy in the loss of hus- 
band, father, and friend, and tin' 
church a faitlifnl and (U'voted inend>er. 
And we do humbly hope that (iod w ill 
keep us in the knowledge of his king- 
dom and save us in heaven, then we 
shall see his lovely faee and feast np- 
on by sovereign grace \\itii i)leasiire 
ami surprise. 

Resolved, Further, That a e()i)y of 
these resolutions be recorded on the 
church book of which he was a mem- 
ber, and a copy be sent to the faniiiy. 

Done by the order of the church in 
conference this January 1, 

R. S. WILLIAMS, 
A. H. COX, 

Committee. 



MR8. R. B. SIMPHON. 

After an illness of several weeks, 
Mrs. ]\Iattie E. Sinii)son, wife of Mr. 
R. B. Sim])sou, di(>d at her in)HU' near 
Camp Sj)rii!g church, on Tuesday 
night. January 2r)th, 191(). 

Mrs. Simpson was forty-nine years 
of age. She had been twice married. 
Her first husband was ^Ir. Janu's O. 
Simpson, who died in January, 1912. 
She was married to Mr. R. B. Simj)- 
son in 1 91 3. Her husbands were 
brothers. 

Mrs. Simpson possessed a high de- 
gree of intelligence. Her friends al- 
ways enjoyed her presence aiul con- 
versation. She was very industrious. 
She was careful to teach hei- daugh- 
ters how to perform the necessary du- 
ties of a household, and did not ne- 
glect to instruct her childi'en in the 
great principles of honesty ami nj)- 
right living'. 



The lU'igliboi'hood in which Mm. 
Simpxiii lived has lost a very kind 
neighhoi'. She delighted in giving 
wliate\er assistaiu'c she could render 
to anyoiu' in need or in trouble. 

She had been a faithful member of 
(iilliam's Primitive Baptist church for 
about six years. 

IJefore Ium' first marriage Mrs. Simp- 
son was Miss l>arnhardt, of Guilford 
cininty. 

The burial took place at Gilliam's 
church, in Alamance county, on 
Thursday, the 27th, inst. A very large 
gathering of ])eo)de were assembled to 
show respect for the dead and sym- 
])atliy for those who are bereft. Elder 
J. W. (iilliam conducted the funeral 
service. He spoke very tenderly to 
those who mourned, concerning the 
])arted loved one, and w^as eloquent in 
his exposition of the doctrine in which 
she believed. 

Those who feel the greatest loss in 
Mrs. Simpson's death are the husband, 
five children, an aged father, three sis- 
ters and one brother. The youngest 
cluld is about ten years old. The father 
of Mrs. Simpson lives at Whitsett, in 
Guilford county. The brother is Mr. 
C C. Barnhardt, a prominent attorney 
of Highpoint. 

The sympathy of many hearts goes 
out to the bereaved. 

A. FRIEND. 



JOSEPH N. WORSLEY. 

With a sad heart I attempt to -write 
the obituary of my dear husband, J. 
N. Worsley, who was born July 5, 
1870 and died Dec. 17, 1915. His 'dis- 
ease was unknown, the doctor saying 
it was his heart. He retired that night 
at 11 o'clock as well as usual, except 
a bad cold, and at two o'clock he spoke 
to me and seemed all right. But be- 
tween three and four o'clock I heard 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



238 



him make a noise and called to him. 
So after calling him twice and re- 
ceiving no imswer 1 went to him but 
could not awaken him. 1 called the 
nurse who was staying with me, but 
before she could come he was dead. 

It was hard for me to go to my 
loved one, who I thought was only 
dreaming, and find that he was so 
near gone that he only breathed twice 
after I reached him. Surely the Lord 
helped me beo.r it for i had been sick 
for five weeks and had gotten so 1 
could walk but little and couldn't go 
to see him buried. It seems I can 
scarcely bear to think about it, but 
the Lord doesn't put more on us than 
He makes us able to beai-. "The Lord 
giveth and the Lord taketh away, 
blessed be His Holy name." 

He leaves a wife, five cliildren and 
four brothers to mourn their loss. The 
baby was just five weeks old at his 
death. 

Brother G. "W. Boswell preached his 
funeral and it seemed like not a word 
was left out. I felt that no one could 
fill Brother Boswell 's place and I was 
so glad when I heard he was coming 
in the gate. 

I feel I can truly say, he was a yood 
and kind husband as any one could 
wish for. 

He died on the bed with two of the 
little ones by his side, and the smaller 
one, who had been sleeping with him, 
did not go to sleep for several nights 
for crying and saying if he went to 
sleep he would die like ])apa did. "We 
all miss him everywhere. One night, 
80 we were sitting by the fire, I said 
to the children, "wouldn't we be so 
happy if papa was just with us." And 
the thought came to me, how happy I 
would be if I was with him. But our 
loss is his eternal gain. 

May the Lord be a husband to me 
and a father to xniy children. I hope 



all who read this will have a mind to 
pray for me and the children. 

Written by his lonely and heart- 
broken wife. 

Mx\GGIE WORSLEY. 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Whereas it has pleased our Heaven- 
ly Father to remove from our midst 
our much beloved Brother, Troy Eld- 
ridge, and 

Whereas, the intimate relations held 
by our deceased brother with the mem- 
bers of Hickory Grove church, Mead- 
ow Township, Johnston County, N. 
C, deem it right and proper to pass on 
the following resolutions. 

Therefore be it resolved, 

1st. That while we bow with hum- 
ble submission to the will of Almighty 
God we do not the less mourn for our 
beloved brother who has been called 
from his labors to rest, as we believe. 

2nd. In the death of Brother Eld- 
ridge, Hickory Grove church has lost 
a true and faithful member and it 
makes our hearts sad to feel his ab- 
sence. 

3rd. That these resolutions be en- 
tered upon the minutes of our church 
book, a copy sent to his bereaved rela- 
tives and a copy to Zion's Landmark 
with a request to publish. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ELDER L. A. JOHNSON, 
W. V. BLACKMAN, 
JASPER LEB5 

Committee. 
I wish to say in connection with the 
above resolution, that Brother Eld- 
ridge Avas a Confederate soldier and 
served about four years in the Civil 
War. He was born Jan. 80, 1841, and 
died Oct. 17, 1915, being 74 years, 8 
months and 17 days old. 
He married Miss Louisa Lee a fetr 



234 



SIGN'S IiAKDMAltK- 



years after the war, to wiiicii union 
were born two children, one dying 
quite young, the other passing away 
about seven years ago while his wife 
died about two years later, thus leav- 
ing him all alone in his last days. 

Nearly a year before he died he left 
his old home and went to live with his 
three grand-children and his son-in- 
law, Mr. E. D. (iodwin, who w.urvd 
and cared for him until his death. 

Brother Eldrigde was a good farm- 
er, good citizen, neig!ibor' and friend, 
and will be very maeh missed ni tiiis 
community. 

COMMITTEE. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT." 

We, the chui'ch of Christ, as we 
hope, at Lawyer s Spring, Anson ( o., 
N. C, in conference assembled, siaie 
that, 

Whereas, it has pleased our iiea\ en- 
ly Father to call from time to eternity 
our beloved pastor, Elder W. T. inroad- 
way, therefore be it 
Resolved, 1st. That though we feel 
much sorrow and bereavement, we 
bow in humble submission to this dis- 
pensation of Divine providence and 
pray God to reconcile the bereaved 
family, and the churches of his care, 
to the will of Him who doeth all things 
well. Let us rest in the promise that 
the Lord will never leave nor forsake 
us. 

Second, that we continue to cherish 
the life and labors of our departed 
brother and pastor who was a devout 
christian and able minister of the gos- 
pel of Christ. 

Third, that we devote a page of our 
church record book to the memory of 
our deceased pastor and that we send 
a copy of this memorial to each, 
Zion's Landmark and The Primitive 
Baptist for publication and that we 



send a copy to his devoted wife, Sis- 
ter Broadway. 

ELDER GABRIEL DENNY, 
Moderator Pro. Tern. 
H. M. BACCOM, 

Cliurch Clerk. 
This I\Iarch 4, 1910. 



ELDER L. H. HARDY 

Tuesday night, April 18th, Wilson. 
Wednesday night, Selma. 
Thursday night, Durham. 
Saturday and 4th Sunday, Prospect 
Hill. 

Monday, Lynches Creek. 
Tuesday, Arbor. 
Wednesday, Gilliams. 
Thursday night and Fridav^, Mcnti- 
cello. 

Saturday and 5th Sur.d-iy, Reidbvillc. 
Monday night, Danvjiie, Va. 
Tuesday, Cane Creek:. 
Wednesday, Mill. 
Thursday, Malmaison. 
Friday, Mountain Spring. 
Saturday and 1st Sunday, Wer tier- 
ford. • . 
Monday, Springfield. 
Tuesday, Whitethorn. 
Tuesday at night, Elder N. T. Qflks. 



J. E. ADAMS. 

(uiins Grove — Sat. ana ith Sunday 
in April. 

Some one meet him at Goldston 
Friday before. 

Wadesboro — Thursday before ""'Stlf 
Sunday in April. 

Lawyer's Spring— FiLh Sunday. > „ 

High Riclge— Moaday. 

Liberty — Tuesday. 

High Hill— Wednesday. 

Bear Creek Association at Union 
Grove, Saturday, 1st Sunday and Mon-* 
day in May. 



AssoomiO.^. 

Dear Brother :— Please publish the 



ft ION'S CiAm>MARK. 



235 



following notice : 

The spring- session of the Mayo As- 
sociation A. iii be held with the church 
at Cascade, Va., if it be the Lord's 
will, on Saturday and third Sunday 
and jMonday iji May, 1916. All the 
brethren and friends are invited to at- 
tend. Railroad accommodations are 
good. S. DAVIS, Clerk. 

Cascade, Va. 



"We extend a cordial invitation. 
This done by order of the Associa- 
tion. 

J; W. JONES, 

Clerk. 

Marshville, X. C. 



ASSOCIATIONAL. 

The rig Kiver i'rii:: :•. '•! A:,- 

sociation will convi i: ^ i li 

at River View, fli'Mi; . on 

Friday l)rf(,iv ihr I : ..::< i.iv lii ^Lay, 
191(), lo \, hi -h \\ 1 rxten(jl an invitation 
to sister .'.>.--ociiiti()iis. 1 

Rivei' View is near llassett Station 
on N. & W. R. R. 1 

l',y order of the Assol; iation. 

RANDOLPH PERDUE, 
Moderator. 

E. L. BLANKENSIIIP, 

Clerk. 



DUTCIIVILLE UXIOX. 

The Dutchville I'nion is apiioiiitcd 
to be held witli the clinrL'li at Dutch- 
ville, (iraiivilh," roiinly. Saturday and 
.")th Sunday in A])i il. 

A general invitation is extended to 
lovers of truth. 

G. C. FARTHING, 
Church Clei-k. 



L'NION NOTICE. 

The Linnville Union will 1)e held at 
High Point, R.C, on Saturday and nth 
Sunday in April, 'lOie. 

All Primitive Baptists and friends 
are invited. 

Especial invitation is exteiidi'd to 
preachers. All will be met at High 
Point. 

P. W. WILL I AR I). 



ASSOCIATIONAL. 

Dear Brother Gold:= — Plf^e. publish 
in the LandYnark. that tli^ Spring Ses- 
sion of the liear Creek Priuitive Bap- 
tist Association is Xa convei^b with the 
^ ' '"Il at Union Grov<% Union County, 
on Saturday before the first Sun- 
iu May, 191 G antl continue thi- <o 

The church is about 4 miles north 
if Monroe on S. A. L. R. R. 
Those coming by rail notify one of 
\ ^e following : T. F. Hill, Monroe, N. 
I'C, 1. N. Medliu, Monroe, N. C., T. A. 
McChUan, Monroe, N. C, S. A. 
Helmes, Moiii;oe, N. C, W. E. WiL 
. Hams, Monroe, N. C. . 

All afternoon trains Friday anct 
tho.se coming ^aturd' J morning will 
be met for company. 



*UNJON NOTICE. 
Dear Brother (rold : — Please say in 
the Landmark tliat the 172 session of 
the Contentnea Umou is apjjointed to 
be held with the churcjh at Mewborn's 
meeting s ; . .. '■,,■!:.( v, N. 



i 



0 Jeru!j<' 'e^. 



236 



mON'S LANDMARK- 



BLACK CREEK UNION. 

The Black Creek Union meets with 
the cliurch at Wilson, Saturday and 
5th Sunday in April. 

Elder J. W. \vyatt is appointed to 
preach the tirst sermon, and Elder M. 
B. Willitord alternate. 

A general invitation is extended to 
lovers of truth. 



UNION NOTICE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother : — Please publish in the 
Landmark tliat the next session of the 
Smithtield L juou will be lidd wit a ihv 
church at [.niou, Joliiiston Comily, N. 
C, on Saturday and M\ Sunday m 
April, 191G. 

Elder W. A. Snapkuis was a])j)uiiit- 
ed to preach the introductory sfinion, 
and Elder J. A. T. Jones his altrniatc 

Brethren, sisters and Irit'iids, and 
especially ministers, are cordially in- 
vited to come. 

Those coming by railroad will ])lease 
notify Elder E. F. Pierce, Piineeton, 
N. C, Brother Lewis Biasv.el!, Smith- 
field, N. C, or Bro. J. H. liraddy, 
Smithfield, N. C, of place and time 
when they are coming and conveyance 
will be prepared. 
Yours in hope, 

J. A. BATTEN, 
Union Clerk. 



UNION NOTICE. 



The next r.c.^» of the AYhite O.'ik 
Union is. appoints to V; held with the 
church at Wall's AViil near Giliett 
pOijlj^^^rtOi^ w county, on Satur- 
da^BiPlfth S ny in April. 

All Jovers o"" h are invited to 
)iie.<' Avith iif 

-xANUS, 
^.A 'Clerk. 



The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is 
thy shade upon thy right hand. 

Tobacco Habit Banished. 

In iS to 12 hours. No craving for 
tobacco m any form after hrst dose, 
iiarmless, no liabit fornung drugs. 
Satislactory resuils guaranteed m 
every case. Write Newell Pharmacal 
Co., Dept. yO, St. Louis, Mo., for Free 
Booklet, "Tobacco Redeemer" and 
positive proof. 



The Lord shall preserve thee from 
all evil: lu^ sliall preserve thy soul. 

HYMN AND TRUE BOOKS 
(Fourteenth Edition) 

For use in Old School Baptist 
churches. Both round and shape note, 
70 cents per single copy, $6.50 a dozen. 
Transportation /irepaid. 

This book cufc be furnished in limp 
leather binding with name of owner 
in gilt letters for $2.25. 

Send orders to Elder S. H. Durand, 
Southampton, Pa., or to Elder P. G. 
Lester, Floyd, Va. 



I rejoice at thy word, as one 
hndeth great spoil. 

75 Copies Left. 

If you want a History of The i ■ 
tist Ministers, order soon. \'!;arly 
out. Price $2.00. 

As long as they last we will send 
tliis History together Avith Teodosia 
Ernest, and Ten Days In Search Of 
Tlie Churcli, at the special prire 
$2.75. 

BoolvS higlily endorsed by Primitiv 
Baptists every wdiere.^ Order now 
''i-om editor of this paper, or from 
R. H. PITTMAN, 



I have stuck unto thy testimonies: 
0 Lord, put me not to shame. 



ZION'S LANDMARK- 



237 



Recipe for Gray Hair 

To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum, 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
nt glycerine. Apply to the hair twice a 
*eek until it becomes the desired shade. 
4piy druggist can put this up or you can 
Uiix It at home at very little cost. Full di 
recilons for making and use come in each 
box of Barbo Compound. It will gradually 
'larken streaked, faded gray hair, and re- 
iioved dandruff, ft is excellent for falling 
■13.:: and will make harsh hair soft and glos- 
sy. It will not color the scalp, is not sticky 
or greasy, and does not rub off. 



Teach me, 0 Lord, the way of thy 
statutes; and I shall keep it unto the 
end. 



0 praise the Lord, all ye nations : 
praise him, all ye people. 

Peas and Beans, 

Field Peas, all varieties. Yellow 
Mammoth Soy Beans. Early 90 day 
Velvet Beans. Early Amber and Early 
Orange Sorghum Seed. 

Write for prices stating varieties 
and quantity wanted. Will gladly sub- 
mit sarapl'^s if requested. 

KIRBY SEED CO., Gaffney, S. 0. 



To Mothers. 

Don't fear croup. Keep a jar of 
Mother's Joy Salve in the house. It 
will relieve croup and break up a cold 
in ten minutes. Made from pure 
Goose Grease, mutton suit and other 
healing ingredients. It never falls. 
If you or your child have a cough, 
just take a teaspoonful and go to bed, 
and your cough stops at onee. For 
croup, rub the chest, then put it on a 
rag and tie it aroung the throat and 
go to bed. In the morning you will 
feel like a thoroughbred. If your 
merchant does not have it, send us 
twenty-five cents and get a large jar. 
Goose Grease Co., Greensboro, N. C. 



WOMAN HAD 
NERV OUS TRO OBLE 

Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta- 
ble Compound Helped Her. 




West Dan by, N. Y.— "I have had 
nervous trouble all my life until I took 
n Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Com- 
pound for nerves 
I and for female trou- 
] bles and it straight- 
ened me out in good 
shape. I work nearly 
all the time, as we 
live on a farm and I 
have four girls. I do 
1 all my sewing and 
■ other work with 
sltheir help, so it 
shows that I stand it real well. I took 
the Compound when my ten year old 
daughter came and it helped me a lot. 
I have also had my oldest girl take it 
and it did her lots of good. I keep it in 
the house all the time and recommend 
it."— Mrs. Dewitt SmcEBAUGH, West 
Danby, N. Y. 

Sleeplessness, nervousness, irritabil- 
ity, backache, headaches, dragging sen- 
sations, all point to female derange- 
ments which may be overcome by Lydia 
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 

This famous remedy, the medicinal 
ii gredients of which are derived from 
native roots and herbs, has for forty 
years proved to be a most valuable tonic 
and invigoratorof the female organism. 
Women everywhere bear willing testi- 
mony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia 
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 



Blessed art thou, 0 Lord: teach me 
thy statutes. 



Dr. Doran's Queen Root Cordial . 

The World's Best Blood Remedy for 
Ladies and Young Girls, ivll advice free 
and confidential. FREE Samples. General 
Agent Wanted. Write us a IWtc Dor.an 
Drug Co., Paducah, Ky., U. S. A. > ' 



IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH 




2EAD EVEx.. VTLilD OF THIS 
REMARKABLE STORY 

It is told by one who has himself ex- 
perienced the regeneration in which 
he encourages you lo seek by the 
self -same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardrihips of a traveling salesman's 
lU'e had v, re<:kea my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my case as chrjnic gras- 
tritis, brought o;i by diseube of the liver and 
complicated by Itidiicy trouble. I consult- 
ed specialtiKts who coalirmed his diagnosis. 
Months passed, I grew worse and was finally 
compelled to give up my work. 

By chancG I heard of some wonderful 
cures \vhi.:;i 1 n ■ ' from drinking the 

water of ; . ho Mineral Belt 

of So'jfli ( of which spring 

ai)'; ' ijeration I tried 

ii. . I bought that I 

c.-i lont; at the end 

01 aij;;e;ite and digestion 

ha ! was much stronger; at 

the ; week I felt that I was 

comiilc . ci:;uu. That was six years ago 
and I still enjoy perfect health. 

Knowing tliat it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether the 
water would cure others as it had cured me. 



I shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge lo each of one thousand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benelit troin the use of the ter gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported Ue^iUed beiieiit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that il^e water had saver their 
lives. 

I reali:.c .i ihv.i I iiau discovered one of tire 
world's feicdLCt uimeral si)rii;ss, and 1 de- 
cided to uevole ir.y life to it. But how 
coulil i li.ul.c ili.j v.cTld listen, how could 1 
make tiie;:: bciK'^o my story? The precioiio 
water was runauig to waste while thousands 
were suffering. I said, 1 wi.l rr.ake them be- 
lieve me by showing rny faith in them and in 
the curative power of the Spring. I will tell 
them that the water shall cost them nothing 
Ii H fails to benefit. 

The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof and I sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others accepted my offer without 
question. Thousands have written me re- 
porting relief and permanent cure of a great 
variety of chronic diseases. 

But some of the water still ran to w;-.-,te 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Zion's Landmark 
to come to see me. At my desk I opened my 
mail and showed him the letters from men 
and women from all parts of the country 
who had found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and letters from phy- 
sicians explaining (he curative properties of 
the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

Will You Believe? 

I do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten gal- 
lons and I, therefore, offer gladly to ship you 
two five gallon demijohns on my guarantee 



that if you find that it does not benefit yiou 
I will promptly refund the price, which is 
only $2.00. You must promise to drink the 
water in accordance with t"»ie instruotions 
which I will send ycu and return the empty 
demijohns. I make you the sole jadge as 
to whether the water has benefited you, and 
as the Advertising Manager of this papei 
has kindly consented to guarantee my guar- 
antee to refund your money, if you are not 
benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly fret 
to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetes, nervous headache and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the diseases 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 

Every Mail Bring Letters Lil<e These 

Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. P. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir. As you are well aware, in 1909 I was 
suffering with indigestion, stomach and liver 
disorders and all its train of horrifying phe- 
nomena for several months. I had lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shreded wheat, a very insuf- 
ficient diet for an active working man, and 
of course, from disease and starvation was 
in a very low state of nervous vitality and 
general debility. I ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gained 
29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well and 
have worked practically every day since. It 
acts as a general renovator of the system. I 
prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large quanti- 
ties as possible, for its properties are so hap- 
pily blended and in ■piieh lyoportion that 
they will not disturb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It Is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

DuPont, Ga., Nov. 2.5, 1911. 
Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. C: Gentlemen 
•r-I have suffered for year.=! with nervous in- 
digestion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
than from months at Hot Springs. Ark., a 



numerous other springs. I consider it the 

very best water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 24, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir — I sufterea with iutestiual indigestion 
and the Shivar Spring \\ at_er has cured me. 
1 would gladly recommend it to all suffering 
with indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
My father had kidney trouble last fall and he 
thought Shivar Spring Water saved his life. 
Respectfully, MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 

Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir— I ordered 10 gallons Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter especially for my teething baby who was 
Buffering witli its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured Ler disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatigue, and the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 
Very respectfully, MRS. W. C. McGILL. 

Columbia, S. C., Aug. 11, 1912. 

Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir — Until a few weeks ago my wife was a 
chronic sufferer from gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve '.ler pain by render- 
ing her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, pas- 
tor of Shandon Baptist cl.urch of Columbia, 
S. C, advised me to take her immediately to 
Shivar Spring. On consulting my physician 
he agreed that it would be best to do so 
without delay. In about three days after ar- 
riving at the Spring, she was apparently re- 
lieved and had regained her appetite. She 
has suffered no ill eflp( t of the trouble since. 
Please publish this U i tlie benefit of suffer- 
ers. J. P. URAFFIN. 

P. S.— I suffered for 8 ye:.rs with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. 
After using this water only a few days, I 
am entirely relieved and suffer no more ef- 
fect of the, trouble whatever. 

; Fill Out This Coupon and Mall it Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C, 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and « 
close herev.ith two dollars ($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give it a fair trial In 
accordsnce with the instructions which 
you will send, ?nd if I derive :io benefit 
therefrom you agiee to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 



240 



ZION S LANDMAKK 



A Simple Therapeutic Statement. 

Tile problem iii easc& ol cougus, 
colds, sore tliroaL and to a degree iu 
croup is: 

I'lrsl, to remove the phlegm which 
forms a culture for the germs of these 
diseases and prevents medicatiou of 
the iuliamed membranes. 

ISecoud, to apply to the diseased 
membraues a germicide or autiseptic 
which will destroy the germs of the 

Third, to allay the intiammation or 
blood cougestion iu the membranes, 
thereby permitting th-^m to return to 
their normal functions. 

Meiitholatum accomplishes these 
ends. I,, a 

Tile phlegm is loosened by the vola 
tik' oils which are pungent and pene- 
tratiiiii', in a sense tickling the nerves 
to an accelerated discharge, which 
liquilies the phlegm and hastens its 
removal. 

As these oils are antis'-ptic, they 
cleanse the diseased surfaces and stop 
the propagation of the dangerous 
germs. 

The volatile oils of Mentholatum are 
slightly irritating, acting as a cleanly 
poultice to the inflamed surfaces and 
driving out the inflammation. 

That is why Mentholatum liberally 
applied is found so useful in treating 
coughs, colds, croup and sore throat. 



jjliiliiiiumim^ 



BRONCemASlMA. 




cdbDOCK&CO.. Philadelphi.,Pa._ 



Cancer Cured at the KeMam Hospital. 

The record of tha Kel'am Hospital 
Is with'ut paraJlel In history, haTlng 
cured 7.rithout the uce of til* Knife, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, over ninety 
per cent, of the many hundreds of 
sufferers from Cancer which It has 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We want every man and wom- 
an in the United St&tes to kaow what 
we are doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond, Va. 
Write for literature. 



Thou art my portion, 0 Lord : I have 
aid that I would keep thy word. 



special pby siological impo 



Lime Starvata 

Causes Tuberculosis 

In the Medical Record (New York) of December 
18, 1909, Dr. John P. Russell says: "The condi- 
tion which is recognized as preceding; the active 
development of tuberculosis in the adult may be 

J J... ., ^ .L, — ^ , Among 

;ar to be of 

. , . „ - . butifthe 
calls are not in organic combination, it is diffi- 
cult to suppose that the cells can oppropriate 
themforfood." 

Years of wiJespread use conflrm our belief 
that the success of Eckman's Alterative in tu- 
berculosis iS ciua largely to its content of lime, in 
.•;ucti combination with other valuable ingredi- 
ents as to be easily appropriated by tho cells. 

Doubless this has had much to do with the re- 
r iltsin many cases which appear to have yield- 
ed to it. As it contains no opiates, narcotics or 
Jiabit-forming drugs, it is safe to try. Price $1 
and $2 per bottle. Sold bv leading druggists or 
sent direct from the Laboratory. Wo would 
like to send you a booklet containing informa» 
tion of value and referenci s. 

ECKMAN LABORATORY, 
23 N. Seventh St. PhUadclphla. 



The earth, 0 Lord, is full of thy 
mercy: teach me thy statutes. 



Velvet Beans. 

Early 90-dey variety and showing a 
germinating test of 90 per cent. Aver- 
age stock of this variety on the mar- 
ket does not shovsr over 60 to 70 per 
cent. Write for prices, stating quan- 
tity wanted If interested in other 
field or garden seed, state kind and 
(|nantitv and get our prices, 

KIRBY SEED CO., Gaffney, S. 0. 



Keep the Babies Fat and Well 
"Mamma's" Dr. Doran's Worm Remedy 
expels worms whole alive; purely vegetable; 
bottles 25c by mail. Agent dealers wanted. 
Doran Drug Company, Paducah, Ky. 



A safe end palatable laxative 
for children 

Mrs, Winslow's 
Soothing Syrup 

Ahsolately Non- narcotic 



By checking wind colic and cor- 
recting intestinal troubles common 
with children during the period of 
teething, helps to produce natural 
and healthy sleep. 



Soothes the fretting baby and 
thereby gives relief to 
the tired mother. 



Praise the Lord from tlie earth, ye 
dragons, and all deeps. 



Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Sanatarium, located at 513 
Main St., St. Joseph, Mo., has pub- 
lished a book showing the deadly ef- 
fect of the tobacco habit, and how it 
can be stopped in three to five days. 

As they are distributing this book 
free, any one wanting a copy should 
send their name and address at once. 



He sent forth above, he took me, 
ke drew me out of m^ny waters. 



We print jour MinattNi, Book ui4 
J«k Work at ihort notice mmd witk 
MStnen aad deepatok. 

P. a a 



Thou art near, 0 Lord; and all thy 
•ommandments are truth. 



They that trust in the Lord shall be 
as mount Zion, which cannot be re- 
moved, but abideth for ever. 



I love the Lord, because he hath 
heard my voice and my supplications. 



To FAT People 
FREE 




SHOWING REDUCTION About 40 POUNDS. 
M:rs.A.pavaIwrite8:'lthinknothing-of walking 
four or five miles without getting out of breath or 
tired; my complexion is clearer:havelost40pound3." 

I willsend fulltestimonials withnamesandad. 
dresses of a legion of men and women whose weight 
has been reduced the extent they desired, also a 
FREE PROOF TREATMENT and BOOK of 
ADVICE TO FAT PEOPLE7an fref in plain 
wrapper, post-paid. Costsabsolutelynothing; 
BpoBt-cardviriU bring all. Dr. F. T. BROUGIL 
619 Brough Bidg., East 22d. St., New Yortt 
(•Licensed physician by ilie State of New York) 



I will sing unto the Lord, becalu^•^ 
he hath dealt bountifully with me. 



FFliNDSHIPOMCfl^ 




SILVER ROLLED 
start a Friendshlp-Nlald-Llnk-BraceUt, latest 

Sew York fashion. We start yours by givms you 
)ne link absolutely FREE engraved with 3 initials. 



STERLING^! 



■e LINKS (12c. each) 
her ROLLED GOLD, 



UNION NOTICE. 
The next session of the White Oak 
Union is appointed to be held with the 
church at Ward's Will near Gillett 
postoffice, Onslow county, on Satur- 
day and fifth Sunday in April. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OP JESUS CHRIST 



ABSTAIN FROM IDOLS. 

"But that we write uuto them, that 
they abstain from pollutions of idols, 
and from fornication, and from tilings 
strangled, and from blood." Acts 
15 :20. 1 want, if the Lord will; to no- 
tice, more particularly, "Pollutions of 
idols," as we have it in the above text. 
From my best understanding of the 
scripture, I find that idolatry has given 
the church more trouble tlian anythnig 
else, and I don't know but I might 
say everything else, from Abel's day 
to the present. I insist, that i:il v.'ho 
may read this article, may read also, 
this entire fifteenth chapter of the 
acts of the apostles. It is important 
that the church read this chapter again 
and again. Then go back and see how 
the church suffered in the very begin- 
ning. Abel offered by the faith of 
God's elect and Cain offered in idola- 
try, without faith, Abel rejoiced in 
God his Saviour and Cain was so 
wroth tliat he slew him and fiom that 
day, until the present, the world has 
been trying to. destioy the church with 
its idolatry. 1 Cor. 5:10, we find that 
even then, in the very honeymoon of 
the gospel, they were so numerous 
that a Christian, to not mingle with 
■them literally, would have to get out 
of the Avorld. 

Soon after God divided the waters 
of the red sta that the children oi 
Israel might pass and brought them 



back again on their enemies, drown- 
ing them all, we find Aaron making a 
golden calf for them to worship, and, 
let me say, here and now, that the 
world, with all the cunning craftiness 
of men has never made a better shrine, 
nor ever will. Aaron's calf had as 
much saving efficacy as all the idols 
that have been made since, though the 
form has been changed many times. I 
will not undertake to mention the dif- 
ferent changes, but, I'll say, from the 
scriptures, that Baal worship 'seems to 
have been the most popular of all 
other idolatrous worships of the world 
and we find it to be true in this, our 
day. It is most popular from the fact 
that it gives the most worldly honor, 
renders its devotees most popular with 
the world and, therefore, most pros- 
perous among men in the world. You 
will find by searching, that Joshua has 
a good deal to say about this Baal 
worship and many other writers speak 
of it in the scriptures, but, I specially 
call attention to Num. 22nd, 23rd and 
24th chapters and the epistle by Jude. 

Are we not often threatened with 
the destruction of our business if we 
don't yield certain points to the doc- 
trine of Baal? And, God's people 
have often had their business destroy- 
ed because they Avould not yield. It is 
only a short while since a man who 
claims to be at the head of the Lord's 
business in his community, told m« 
that he believed there would soon be 



242 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



a severe juagiueiit from the Lord ou 
the Old Biiptist church because vre did 
not have Suuchiy schools. 1 hope Ave 
are the circuuK isiou which is 1:1 the 
heart, of the Spirit and that we iiave 
no confidence in the tiesh ; and, that 
Ave may never confer Avith fl >sh and 
blood concerning these matters. Aa 
for myself, they have, not only tiircat- 
ened my business, but have destroyed 
it^ so far as I am concerned, as many 
have sutil'ered, not alone the destruc- 
tion of their business, but, of their 
lives also. I have no axe to grind and 
I am not courting the smiles of the 
world, neither do I fear its frowns. I 
know that men can kill me; yea, they 
hanged my Saviour on the cross and 
have slain many of my brethren who 
were far better than I am or can be. 
Would it not be glorious to die for 
such a friend and brother, who eon- 
descended to die for us while we were 
his enemies? 

I want to notice very briefly som(! of 
David's experience as given in the 
Psalms. In the 21:1 he says: "The 
king shall joy in thy strength, 0 
Lord," etc. From the following truths 
we find recorded, I shall hold up this 
King that David speaks of here, as 
being the King of Kings and Lord of 
Lords who is forever after the order 
of Melehisadeck. In the 4th verse "He 
asked life of thee, and thou gavest it 
him, even length of days forever and 
ever. And the 5th verse: "His glory 
is great in thy salvation; honor and 
majesty hast thou laid upon him." 
And, 6th verse: "For thou hast made 
him most blessed forever, etc." And 
on down in this same chapter we find 
these expressions: "Thine hand shall 
find out all thine enemies : and the 
Lord shall swallow them up. in his 
wTath, etc." And. "Their fruit shalt 
thou destroy from the earth, and theii- 
seed from, amoiig the children of nic 



For they intended evil against thee; 
they imagined a mischievous device, 
which they are not able to perform." 

Blessed be the name of the JLord now 
and forever more. Wore it not for 
these things in our experience, we 
could not praise the Lord as we do. 1 
am glad that the ruling poAver is in 
the hands of our God and not in the 
hands of man. 

The 22nd chapter he begins thus, 
"My God, My God, Avhy hast Thou 
forsaken me, etc."' Our Saviour re- 
iterated the same on the cross. Have 
we not the same in our experience*' 
How glorious to see that the cxper- 
ieiices of the Christian Avriters of the 
scriptures are in keeping with our 
own. llo.w encouraging it should be to 
us. After going down thiough the 
bitterness contained in this 22ud 
chapter, ho\'- glorious when the light 
is poured in on our souls as in the 23rd 
chapter: "The Lord is my Shepherd, 
etc." How strange to the Christian 
ear to hear from the mouth of a devo- 
tee of this most vile form of idolatrous 
worship such expressions as "God Avill 
send a judgment on your people for 
your attitude toAvard the Sunday 
school." The idea of a child Avho is 
trusting alone in the Saviour's love, 
being intimidated by such epithets and 
from such a source ! If this should 
come before my friend (God knoAvs 
that I do think a heap of him.) I in- 
sist that he read again the third chap- 
ter of Romans and try to imagine, if 
he can, how Paul felt when they came 
to him Avith such epithets as "Let us 
do evil that good may come,'' and 
then read in his instructions to Tim- 
othy: 1st Tim. 1:17, and 2:5-6, and the 
fourth chapter. Then in his second 
epistle read again. 1 :7, and all, if so 
minded, but be sure to read the third 
chapter from the first throughout the 
epistle. Now read again, Titus, 1 :11 : 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



243 



1 could cite scripture until 1 filled the 
paper to overtlowiug that would smiie 
the schemes aud devises of men and 
devils that have and yet are being em- 
ployed by them in tiieir etiorts to over- 
throw the church of the living (joct, 
that they might set up their own hell- 
ish devices on the ruins thereof, but 
thank God, through his eternal fSon, 
that it 'cannot be done. 

Brethren, is it not a great natural 
alflittion to us, wiien we stop and 
think for a momcut ^\•he^(' the world is 
drifting and the coiis^Miucncfs : 

Surely, 1 ran syiiipa l ii !/,.■ wilii tin Dr- 
loved apusllc wJini lie ,MMisul,-i-cd his 
brethren, his kimli-fd i\< 1hc ih-sh, if 1 
am not greatly (.lccci\ imI. I'mii did 
not hate any man and I cinniol tliiak 
that any ])iii c ( 'iii'ist i;i n i;rntlcinan or 
Jady, can hate men ainl women, who 
are of thr si.uir ih'sli and l)Iood natui-- 
ally that wt ;iiv. li is ralsclH.od that 
the riu-istiiih hairs. And. am- iiatr 
these thiniis m (airsrhcs and among 
our own |)( opic morr than among 
othrrs, if possihlc. (Jh, that I (.-ould 
iivc right mysrlf ;,nd that I could i)er- 
siiadc otli.'i's to liv rigln ;ind do right 
towards f-arh othn-: Hcav glorious 
would be tli( relation and ho\\- pleas- 
ant to dwell togethci' in unity I All the 
sweet ('X])ressions of Chi'istiau oxi)er- 
ience recorded in latter j-,art of the 
book of Psalms would be ours. I want 
to quote them, but they are so numer- 
ous i' cannot. Kead them for your- 
selves and enjoy a feasT of fat things. 
Not only in the Psalms ai'e tliese sweet 
experiences ex])ressed, but throughout 
the book. Such as these: "All mine 
are thine and tliine are mine," John 
17:10, and in the conclusion of the 
third chapter of first Corinthians, 
"All are yours, etc." And Jesus says! 
"It is you- Father's good pleasure to 
give you the kingdom, etc." 

With the great cloud of witnesses 



testifying of these glorious truths, how 
careful we should live. Not that we 
may be saved in heaven nnaliy, but; 
that we bring no reproach upon sucn 
a holy cause ana especially that we 
bring not a reproacn upon that holy 
name by which we hope we have been 
called into the glorious liberty of tlie 
children of God, the fellowship ol tlie 
saints of God. Can we fellowship a 
thing in ourselves that we could not in 
a brother.' If we cannot fellowship 
those who worship idols, let us abstain 
from sucJi pollutions ourselves. 11 
others will servii Baal, let them serve 
him; we are not responsible for their 
idolatry. They say, give us the money 
and we will save the world for Ciirist. 
They have the money, why don t they 
do what they say they will .' If our 
Saviour ])rayc(l not for the world, but 
those given him out (»f tlie world can 
any man save it:' If money will enable 
men to save sinners as it is preached 
by the world, and a man holds a dollar 
and don't give it for that purpose, 
should he not be doomed to eternal de- 
struction? We only have to look over 
the water (and we will not have to 
look over there long) and we see what 
money will do for sinners. Or, in 
other words, what their lusts for it 
will do. We have not the money, we 
cannot pay for a lunise to worship our 
God in, but we hope to be saved in 
Chinst's righteousness, or, the riches of 
His giace, whether we are blessed wdth 
an abundance of this world's goods or 
not. With food and raiment we should 
be content, so far as worldly wealth is 
concerned. "He raiseth up the poor 
out of the dust, and lifteth the needy 
out of the dunghill; that he may set 
him with princes, even with the princes 
of His ])eople. Ps. 113:7-6. "Behold, 
he that keepeth Israel shall neither 
slumber nor sleep." Ps. 121:4. "Be- 
fore the gods wdll I sing praise unto 



XION'S LANDMARK. 



Thee." Ps. i38.1. 

becing, as we do iu our experience-, 
that we iiave iellowsliip witli aii tiiesu 
precious truths, snouia we uot walk 
Humbly aud zealously m love one uIl'.i 
anotlier m all LludiiUfss and nuuLsiy, 
rejoicing iii ijiod our baviour : \, no 
else. 111 the liistuiy oi liie wuria ■di\d 
the ehurcli. have iiad sueh juv ana 
gladness ol hean as liie expei iiiieuLcii 
children oi God have.' 1 wiil not (iuote 
but 1 insist tliat all who read llus, ie.,a 
the following beautiful hefijiau e.^. 
Deut. 7:G, o^:d, and the ooru euupur. 
Then read 1 iSam. 12 :22 and ^aiii. 
7:23 and Joel 2:18 and 3:ll) aiut Zep. 
3:9-20. Then turn to tiie Nev/ Testa- 
ment, which is full of courirmatioiis of 
these things, and read: :\iat. 1:21 ana 
Acts 15:14. Many other texts nugiu 
be cited, but these ought to suiiiee. 

Now brethren, with the book bufoi e 
us and our experiences written in our 
hearts by the Divine hand, can we be 
mistaken. "By their fruits ye shall 
know them." What is the fruit of tiie 
spirit? "He that believeth in the JSon 
hath life." And, He that hath not the 
Spirit of Christ is none of his. Now, 
if we have Christ, we have fruit to 
bring, and fruit that is acceptable m 
the sight of (Jod, and, in the Spirit ot 
Christ we Itring this fruit, having 
learned in our experience, by the 
Spirit of God, that none other will do; 
that we, at our best estate are alto- 
gether vanity and our righteousness 
is as filthy rags. Now, on the other 
hand, they, having not the Spirit of 
Christ and, therefore, none of His, 
come pressing their claims, (every man 
presseth into it, Luke 1(5 :1G) Cain like, 
having nothing but the fruit of the 
ground, sayin.i;- "Lord, have wc not 
righteously left off" doing tilings that 
were abnominable in Thy sight and 
have taken up thy work and are doing 
lots better than others who are more 



able than we are? And, are we not 
doing lots of good works such as giv- 
ing to the poor and needy, going to the 
churches and helping to raise money 
to hire a missionary of some kind to 
go away and help Thy Spirit to save 
the heathens? Thus enabling Thee to 
convert the world to Christ? And are 
we not gathering all the little children 
of our several neighborhoods In the 
Sunday schools and teaching them to 
know Thee and serve thee'/" 

These things are as good as any man 
can bring if he has not the Spirit of 
Christ. So far as assuring our admit- 
tance into the Kingdom of God is con- 
cerned, these are no bettor than Cain's 
offering was. 

Brethren, is there not a dii/erence? 
As I see it, ours is the true, Spiritual 
Christian worship, while theirs are 
pollutions of idolatry. 

May God, through the Spirt of His 
Son, Jesus Christ, enable us to see and 
grasp the Truth. 

J. DALE. 



CHANGES. 

Dear Bro. Gold: — If so I may ven- 
ture to call you : I have thought for 
some time I would try to write you on 
the subject of the changes the good 
Lord has, I hope, caused with me. 

I often feel afraid to think or try 
to believe anything but that I am de- 
ceived and deceiving others, and at 
other times I can go back to just a year 
ago and think of the little experience 
which was more than I felt the Lord 
would ever bless me wath. 

In March, 1898, I became deeply 
troubled about something, I could not 
tell what. I could find no rest, day or 
night. It seemed all my people were 
kind to me and had so much sympathy 
for me, yet I could enjoy nothing. I 
sometimes felt my mind was leaving 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



245 



me and was so miserable I thought I 
should die. I spent one night, i re- 
member particularly, ■without .sleeping, 
trying to pray for relief when these 
wox'ds came to me perfectly, '"'ilie 
Lord IS my shepherd ; 1 shall not want. 
He maketh me to lie down in green 
pastures." He -will iiot leave iiir com- 
fortless. He will c(.ui( i!:if.) ill-. iStill 
I arose with the hca\y IjimSi U. i wii>: 
alone at home our of thooe days, ex- 
cept foi- ly Ji! ,!.> ( liilelrcii, when some 
one came aud knock. ■(!. i \ve:;i to tiie 
door and foiiml iT t;> k ■ k.rother i). A. 
Mewborii. 1 iii\ irc(l Imn in, feeling if 
he only Asonld conic m ;ind talk witii 
me some, hut i did nut t^H tiim 1 ])ai-- 
ticularly ^\i.-hrd to in^;ir imn t;dk. tin; 
he said nu, if in\- Ini-sbantl v.i;;; not 
there he'd go as he was in a hurry. 1 
felt then 1 must see him again. 1 
awoke one morning, the next periia])s. 
crying. It seemed to me 1 was in 
greater trouble than I could bear. I 
laid my arms around my Iiusbaud's 
neck and asked him if he thought 1 
was not going to die soon. He said lie 
did not believe I Avould die soon. 1 
told him surely sometliing would Laii- 
pen. I did not believe I could contin- 
ue in this state. After that 1 ask^n 
him if he was going to liis mother's, if 
so to tell her to please walk np to niy 
home. I wislicd to talk to her about 
the church. I feared much there 
would be something in tlie way and if 
so r would think I was wrong. But 
she came and after awhile 1 told licr 
about all my trouble:-:. She said she 

was going to Bro. M— 

that week. I asked her to tell him to 
come to see me. When she returned I 
feared to ask her if he could come, for 
if he couldn't I knew I was badly 
wrong some Avay. But he came in an 
evening or two with his wife, and he 
spoke very comfortingly to me. And 
Jit times ever since, this comes to my 



mind concerning that time, that it is 
the sick that necdeth a piiysician not 
tlu' w hole. 

Un the fourth Sunday in .March fol- 
lowing i \\\.'nl to pre.iciun^'. 1 ;said 1 
Avouiti try to wait a ^\iiiie to oiier to 
the churcli, as f fcli my nunbijo were 
soineA\hat j-oiie aud perlia])s i iiad nt- 
agiiicd more tiiau 1 felt. But wheu x 
got tliciv' lUid lieard two sermons, one 
fi i ji cind one from Bro. 

i cwiiid not ^vai^; un- 
'lo . . . _, ii j did the Lord 
would aliliei me sorely forever 

aud tlic r.^iit time wouki be pas.,oJ. 
An ! 1 h ) '.Old made me Mining 

i said to one of 
• 1.' 1 could not uiLov 

to Inc eiiur. a U.ilay. «he said, '-i 
knew you ihouglit so.'^ She said, -'i 
was lookiii!' at \ou l;.e veiy time :.'0u 
were made \viilu.g, i .suw the change. 

That nnuic me icel Oi-tter. i was re- 
ceived and ba,;ll.'-; : ;, ' cvunig L.- 
Elder D. A. y prayed 
are ever 11, is, J.ord 

Undccri' ■ 1.: . , ;, 1,1 



mind it. 

Vour sister in hope, 

MITTIE LE-Vv'i 



WE k( 'O:\If: AIESSAGE. 
Dear liro. Cdd: -1 liave 



tin 



of 



fo A\ rite yon some 
of my troubles, ^Mid. s,- if 1 wotdd not 
feel r(dicv(d in a w;iy. 

Mama sent me the de;.r old Land- 
mark this v.^ar for a Christman pres- 



246 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



cut, and i do enjoy reading it so much. 
1 can surely syuii)atliize with some of 
tile dear Lcrcl s ])eople in my sutier- 
ing's. i am made to leei at times tiiat 
1 have no religion, and wonder if 1 am 
deceived, and then again 1 am made 
to rejoice and feel that 1 have so much 
to be thankful for, and 1 try to pray 
our Father to give me some evidence 
of my feelings so I can always feel 
that 1 am a child of God. 

My health has been bad for several 
years, and seems to get worse in some 
ways, yet I trust in him; who never 
fails them who love him. If we do 
have our troubles and trials here on 
earth i' believe we will have a crown 
of glory in heaven. 

1 have been impressed from a child 
about religion, and would often won- 
der about if I should die before I was 
twelve year.s of age what would be- 
come of me. I never felt as though 1 
would go to hell. Some how 1 always 
felt that I would be saved. I can re- 
member mama speaking of me shout- 
ing when very small. I do remember 
that part myself, but when I was away 
at school in Danville, Va., at a female 
college in the year of 1906, I was then 
in my seventeenth year. I was in one 
of our teacher's roolns one day and 
she Avas talking to her daughters and 
perhaps some more girls about how 
girls ought to behave, and from that 
day I was miserable. It seemed I knew 
lots of times I had been disobedient at 
home, would act naughty at times, and 
make mama feel badly. I felt I was 
such a sinner, yet I loved good people, 
and would often read mama's Land- 
mark and the bible at times, but could 
not get what I needed. It seems I 
w^ould try to pray 1(i Cml to have 
mercy on me, hu\ relief wiis a long- 
time coming. 

While I was at school I was so 
wrought up that I joined the Mission- 



ary Baptist church, but still no peace 
and 1 never felt rigiit. After baptism 
1 would go to dances and some times 
dance, but 1 never seemed lo gel the 
pleasure out of it that others did, so 
I went on this way tor several years 
in disobedience. 

i was married in ►Seitt. V.)12, and 
came South to live. ►Some one told me 
that there was a church liere at La- 
nett, Ala., so 1 went over to service on 
the 4th Sunday in Jan. Some times i 
don't remember when i felt that God 
had forgiven me, and the mountain of 
sin it seemed rolled away, and my 
past sins did not worry me, but I felt 
too unworthy to join the church, so i 
didn't go any more until the 4th Sun- 
day in. July, somethiflg within me 
compelled me to go when they opened 
the doors of the church. I was bap- 
tized the same day and Oh I felt so 
much better, felt that at last 1 had 
done my duty, but we all have oui- 
trials as long as we are in this sinful 
world. 1 

Bro. Gold, I thought you were the 
dearest old gentleman that I most ever 
saw. It was several years ago at ma- 
ma's you came home with her from 
a meeting at Old Union church, 1 
think it was. You will remember Avhen 
I tell you who mama is. Mrs. John 
Smith at Museville, Va., postoffice at 
Sandy Level, Va. 

How I wish you could come to see 
ns at our little church. I don't know 
just how many members we have, but 
not a large membership. We have a 
splendid pastor Elder Morgan. He is 
poor and humble, but I think he is so 
good and can explain the scripture so ' 
well to our hungry hearts. 

He is the only pastor this church 
has ever had. I think that has been 11 
years. If ycu ever come down through 
West Point please come to see us. We 
would be so glad to have you. 



ZION'S LANDMAEK. 



247 



Now, dear Brother Gold, if you 
think this tit to publish you may do 
so. 

Fray for uie, and may yuu hr spaied 
many years to serve in tlie grral cause 
of Christ. 

1 am 1 hope, a little sister in Christ. 
FRANCES SMITH iiEDlilCK. 



RAPID RECOVERY. 

Dear Brother Gold : — I am much 
better than I was when you saw me at 
the hospital in Wilson, and am able to 
look after my work and can yet nut 
some in good weathei-. 'I'he imn' seem- 
ed long indeed, and my suffci iii^s have 
been great, but the Loi-d luis been 
merciful to me, and now and then I 
have found an oasis in my dreary 
journey, where I could rest for a short 
while and drink from the peaceful 
stream. 

It seems almost miraculous, (sick as 
I have been) that I have been blest to 
attend my church meetings. I was 
brought from the hospital the third 
Sunday in Nov. in a feeble, critical 
state, but attended church the next 
Saturday and Sunday. I lay in bed 
until time to start to dress to go. 1 
began to try to get ready, but got so 
nervous I didn't know whether to get 
back in bed or what to do. But while 
trying to decide, this scripture was 
sweetly presented: "He carries the 
lambs in His bosom, and tenderly leads 
those with young." 

These words were indeed sweet and 
cheering. I thought of Jacob's com- 
pany on their journey. He too, was 
fearful, had an enemy to meet, and 
the women and children and some of 
che flock were tender, and "could not 
go fast," so he sent a present on ahead 
to appease the wrath of Esau, so they 
could march onward without being 
I molested. The object had the desired 



effect, and they marched safely on- 
ward. 1 was so wrought up in tins 
sweet meditation I forgot my weakness 
for a little v.hile and was ready lor the 
journey, and received strength to en- 
dure, and gieatly enjoyed the meet- 
ing, returned home tired, but none the 
worse and after resting up went to 
church again Sunday. 

After returning from church the 
fourth Sunday night in Jan. 1 was 
made to realize that this affliction was 
a blessing sent by my heavenly Father 
in mercy. It was His way of keeping 
me, lest I go astray, and be caught in 
the traps and snares of this present 
evil world. And I do so imich di>sire 
if it can be His Holy Will, whih- ihe 
storm of life is raging, and lli.- billows 
are foaming and dashing o\t my fi'ail 
body, that lie will give me an eye of 
faith to see tlie Caj^tain of my salva- 
tion at the helm, for if He be with me. 
His strong arm underneath, what need 
1 fear, "Thougli 1 walk through the 
valley and shadow of death." But oh 
how little and insignificant 1 do feel 
and though my meditation soars to 
such rapturous bliss, 1 have nothing to 
offer. , No i ighteou.-,iiess to plead, no 
structure to cling to, but the Cross. 
Chi-ist is my only hope, mine only ref- 
uge. 

In love and affliction, 

MOLLIE L. SMITH. 

Fremont, N. C. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Sir : — I am somewhat impress- 
ed to write some of 'my experience. 

When I was only a child 1 read ex- 
periences in the old and new Land- 
marks, thinking I would love to see 
and realize some of the great things 
these people did though all the time 
going on in sin. 



248 



ZION'S LANDMAKK. 



In the summer of 1910, I became 
troubled on account of my sins, but 
this did not last long, and I went on 
more sinful than ever until the fourth 
Sunday in August, the same summer. 
I was at Pierce's Chapel at the Asso- 
ciation, and ^^ as out with a crowd of 
young people having a good time, I 
thought. My brother came to me and 
told me that papa and Claud (my eld- 
est brother) had joined the church. At 
that moment a different feeling came 
over me. I went down to the stand 
and when I saw Claud it see'med I 
could see glory in his face. It seemed 
that I was left behind, and I wanted 
to shake hands Avith them. One of the 
preachers shook hands with me, and 
asked me if T wanted to talk to the 
church. I told him no, I was not fit, 
and I asked him to pray for me. A 
short time afterward I began to think 
what have I done. I asked him to 
pray for me and I have not been pray- 
ing for myself. I was so ashamed and 
tried to pray and when suddenly 
everything seemed bright and T felt 
like praising the Lord. 

Theie were seven joined at that As- 
sociation and it seemed that Claud was 
more on my mind than any of them. It 
seemed that I had more assurance that 
he was one of God's people, and this 
gave me great trouble. I thought I 
must love them all the same. 

One nisrht after I went to bed it 
seemed that it was more than I could 
bear. I was becrnring to know why I 
thouf^ht more of him than the rest, 
and T raised my eyes upward and T 
could see his form almost as plain as if 
it really was him standing over me in 
the aiT". looking doAvn upon me smil- 
ing. This made me worse at that mo- 
ment and T turned on my side to keep 
ffom seeing him and it still appeared 
the same. I soon felt calm and went 
to sleep, and have never been troubled 



about that since, and I believe if ever 
I reach that home above I will meet 
him there. 

From this time I went on trusting to 
be as I had been before, thinking may- 
be it was all nothing, until some time 
in December when my trouble renew- 
ed and I was worse than ever. I was 
going to school, but school was not any 
good to me. I could not study my 
books. Every evening when I came 
from school I would come in trouble, 
and just before I would get home I 
could imagine seeing my mother lying 
as a corpse, and some times I would 
fall to my knees and beg the Lord to 
show Ine what it meant. I was in so 
much trouble that I just quit school 
for I could not learn my books. But I 
feel that I learned more that winter 
than I would in a thousand winters of 
public schools. 

I went on in this state until two or 
three days before Christmas, Avhen one 
evening it came to my mind that if I 
would join the church my mother 
would not die. I felt like I could not 
tell what little I had to tell if 1 went, 
and I was afraid to go and afraid not 
to go. But on Saturday ,1 went to 
Tom's Creek with an aching heart. 

When I would think of not joining 
that day my mother would appear be- 
fore me as a corpse and I could not 
keep from crying in time of preaching. 
The preacher's words, what I lieard of • 
them, were comforting, but I had so 
much in mind I could not listen to 
much he said. I was just hearing the 
noise. 

When the door of the church was 
opened it seemed I could not sta.v 
away. So I went forward and ^old 
them how I felt, the best 1 could, and 
was received and was baptized on 
Sunday, Christmas day, by Elder Gal- 
limore. 

I was much relieved Saturday ev?n- 



ZION'S LANDMAEK. 



249 



ing, but Sunday morning 1 began to 
feel cast down. 1 was afraid it was 
not my duty to be baptized. As 1 
went down into the water it seemed 1 
was sinking down, but when I came 
up out of tlie water 1 felt like praying 
for everybody and singing God's 
praises. 

It was the sweetest Christmas day 
I have ever witnessed. 1 went on to 
church and as I walked in they were 
singing "How tedious and tasteless 
the hours," and had reached the 
words "When I am happy in him, De- 
cember's as pleasant as May." 

The words were pleasant to me. 

Yet I feel 1 have not written enough. 
In September, 1911, at the age of 17, I 
was married. My husband, not being 
a member of any denomination, and 
not believing in the Primitive Baptist 
faith, we only lived together about fif- 
teen months. Then the trouble began. 
It seemed that all the church was 
turning against me, wanting to know 
why we had parted, and forcing me to 
tell them. It seemed that I had more 
trouble than I could carry. My hus- 
band against me and the church. I 
was willing to tell them, was willing 
to do any thing for the benefit of the 
church, yet I felt it was not my duty 
as he was not a member. I felt it my 
duty to tell the church where they had 
done wrong but felt too unworthy to 
do so. The trouble lasted over a year. 
I became so troubled and overdone 
that I felt I could stay with them any 
longer, and my baby dying during the 
time of it. So I, my father and mother, 
wrote them we would not have any 
more to do with it, as we had done all 
we could. In a short time, after my 
name had been erased I went to my 
aunt's burying. I felt like I could not 
hold in, that I must tell them how I 
felt, how they had treated us, and ask- 
«d the Lord to help them. But I kept 
I light up<j€r the bushej too lo»g. 



When I looked at the corpse I opened 
my mouth but could not say much, and 
instead of talking I was in a nervous 
jerking fit, and could not say what I 
wanted to until the crowd was most 
all out of the house. I have had several 
attacks of nervousness since and I 
truly believe they are due to the shock 
of my baby's death, the members 
scaring me by telling untruths on me, 
and my disobedience in not telling 
them face to face where ' they were 
wrong. May the Lord show his chil- 
dren the right way. If I have ever 
wronged my husband it was through 
ignorance. 

But I do feel that I have treated ihe 
church wrong by not proclaiming to 
them what I hope the Lord put in my 
mind to tell them, that they were tak- 
ing the wrong step by listening to t'a<^ 
world and chastising me and my par- 
ents for what the world would 'cl. 
them. 

I am now enjoying living with :ay 
husband, but not with the church. I 
would like to hear preaching but I 
cannot enjoy going and being with 
some of the members of Toms Crock 
church, and don't feel that T over 
could unless the Lord's power brings 
us together in union. 

I must come to a close as I may tU'e 
you. 

Please print this in the Landmark if 
you think it is suitable for printing. If 
not please destroy. 

A friend, 
MRS. EUGENIA HEDRICK. 
High Rock, N. C, R. 1. 



UNION NOTICE. 

The next session of the White Oak 
Union is appointed to be held with the 
church at Ward's Will near Gillett 
postoflPice, Onslow^ county, on Satur- 
day and fifth Sunday in April. 

All lovers of truth are inyited tCj 
meet mih ui. 



250 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, V». 

\'OL. XLIX." N(']\IIiKK n. 



Entered at the prstoffice at Wilson at> 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, APRIL 15, 1916. 



EDITORIAL. 

WATCH UNTO PRAYER. 

"But the end of all thiu-^-s is at 
hand: be ye therefore sober, and wati li 
unto prayer." 1st Peter 4:7. 

But the eiid of all things is at hand. 
It is close by. It may be many years. 
We do not know about tliat. But we 
know the time is short. But there is 
provision made in Jesus Christ for all 
his people, -whether they are dead or 
living. Christ suffered for us in the 
flesh. Let us arm ourselves with the 
same mind. For he that hath suffered 
in the flesh hath ceased from sin. We 
are dead to the law by the body of 
Christ. The suffering of Christ in the 
flesh for us is accounted our death, for 
he that is dead is freed from sin. The 
wages of sin is death. But the death 
of Jesus Christ for sin has made an 
end of sin, so that he that hath suffer- 
ed in the flesh hath ceased from sin, 
that he henceforth should live unto 
God. Christ dies no more, but ever 
lives. Then they that have suffered 



with him die no more, but live unto 
Cod, or live by the faitii of tlie hiou oi 
Cod. To be crucified with ( 'hrist joi.is 
us to him so that as lie is so aie we. 
1^'or the life that 1 now live ui t;;e 
flesh I live by the faith ot the Hon (d' 
Cod wlu) loved me and gave himself 
for me. Then we -eckon (Mirselves 
dead ijideed unto sni, 1ml jilnc unto 
(i(.d tln-ou-h .le:-us Chi ist. I'(,r lie tiuit 
is (U'ad to sin is fi'eed from sin. 

"But let none of you suffer as a 
murderer, oi as a thief, or as a.u e^'il 
doer, or as a busy body in other men's 
mattei's. But if any man suffer as a 
Christian let him n(;t be ashamed, but 
let liim gloiify Cod on tliis behalf. For 
the time is eome that judgment must 
begin at the hou:;(> (,f (iod. And if it 
first begin at us v.imt sludl the end be 
of them, that obey not tlie gosp.d of 
(Jod. Ami if tin righteous scare rly bi' 
saved, wheiv sluiil the ungodly and" tho 
sinner appear:' Wlnn'efo-e l:t tli.n- 
timt suffei' aee(,rding to the wili of 
Cod commit theii' souls unto liiui in 
Wi-U doing, as unto faithful crea- 
toi'."' 1st l\ ii'v 4:15-19. 

If ye lie reproae]n'd roi- the name 
of Chi'ist haj)py a I'e ye : fo,- the spirit 
of glory and of (iod lests upon you: 
on their ])ai'1 he is evil spoken of. but 
on your i)ai't lie is 'gloi'ifii-d. 

Beloved, thiidv it not st;-,nge con- 
cerning the fiery trial that is to try 
you, as though some strange thing 
happened unto you : but rejoice, inas- 
much as VP are jtartnkeis of Christ's 
sufferings: that wh.en Ids «rlory sl-.;dl 
be revealed ye may be glad also with 
exceeding jf^y. 

Know ye not that ye are not your 
own. but that ye are bought Avith a 
price. Ye are not redeemed from your 
sinful life, your vain-eonversation with 
corruptible things, such a:, silver and 
gold, but with the precious blood of 
Christ. Then we are married to liini 
that is risen from the dead. What 



ZiON'S LANDMARK. 



251 



mauuer ot persoii-s tlieu ought we to 
be m all holy ruuversation. Wo arc 
to g-lonty Uod 111 unv In/eiy and spirit 
which arc his. \Vc are tu till up the 
measure of Ihc sulr.'nii- ui riirist m 
our niori.il body. \'v licl in'r ^^ c -ive or 
die wc arc the Lord's. I:i win. t ever 
condition wc an' wi- v,l;ft:U'r 
dead or liviv-. l-'-r ><> iih.n cue <.'hri.>t 
both died and msr, i.'Vivr.i. tiiai. 

l^e might bt- Lni'd 1m, i ii i : i- il- : m jiiu 
the living. TIm-i, m, ■ m,..m,:mi 

we are his. It' >.<{.,■■]■ i' ' ii wiin 
him, if wc il \>" w n .1 jnh.. 

Xotliiiig is ;in acridn,!. 11 v, c ..iilici 
think it not straiigv at tlic lifi-y tnai. 
Comjnit you) souls unto hiiu 111 v'cll 
doing. How shall wc that arc dead lo 
sin live any ioiigcr therein.' Wc ai'c 
dead lo the law by tiic body cd' Christ, 
that wc siiould lie iiiMi-ri.Ml to anotiici-, 
even to him that is risen fi-o-.n the 
dead, that our fruit should be unto 
holiness, and the end everlasting life. 

What is it to suffer as a christian? 
To f;nlicr as a ciiristian is to sulTer as 
foUowiii- ( lii'i-l. who wlicn he was 
revih'd r.-\ilrd i:oi a'^-ain, not render- 
ing laiinm loi- laiiniu', but blessing 
those i!,;]t rc\ilc ynii, praying for 

yoUl' cjiriiiie-'. 

i;efi;,ud 1,0 man, snir. :- vim..- done 
to yon, hnf lo 1:0 wi-on- lo another. 
Covet not that which belong.^ to an- 
other, it is more bh'sscd to give than 
it is to receive. Lay not up treasure 
on earth, but s-'ck Mrsl tic kin-dom of 
God and his i i-liK oii.n ss. Sanctify 
the Lord Ccl m \(,ur hcaC.s. li-drain 
your tongue tVoia aiu'. your lips 

from spi'akiii;! guile. Jv-ichew evil, 
sock peace and ensue it. 

Your trcas.in-c is in heaven, your 
home is thcie, you ale |)iigi-ims and. 

things for Christ. If you suffer let it 
be for doing right. 

Deny thyself. He that serves the 



Lord does liot gratify the lusts of the 
tlesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the 
pride of this natural life, or does not 
walk in the ways of the world. 

To be cruciiied to the world, and 
the world to me is to be alive to Ciod 
through Jesus Christ, to belong to 
him, to serve him — to walk by toe 
faitii of him, to follow .I<mis v.ill caii 
do-\\ii on you the censuri- and tiic co 
dciunation of the world. Y( t if the 
Son make you free you shall be f 1 , 
nidccd. When the affection is <..- 
thuigs above this world, even where 



Ch; 



h;: 



then ; 
world. 



that 



>vhc 



tin 



al- 



pear "w it h him in glory. 

Those thus living mortify their 
members which arc on earth. We are 
to be sober, sobci' minded. Wisdom 

guides US. We should Hot l)<- CUticed 

with the vanMics of earth. Th(> time is 
sliort. All these things of earth shall 
soon have an end. Be ye therefore 
sober and wat(di unto i)rayer. A man 
ought to be sober who is to watch. Ye 
know not at, what hour the Son of man 
Cometh, be ye therefore sober. 

Your enemies are round about you. 
Therefore watch. You know not when 
they will come, therefore take unto 
you the whole armor of God, and 
■watch unto prayer. 

P. D. G. 



AMAZING CONDESCENSION. 

"For what the law could not do, in 
that it was wi'ak through the tlesh, 
God sending his own .Son in the like- 
ness of sinful tlesh, and for sin, con- 
demned sin in the ticsh." Kom. 8:3. 

Prophets desired to know what or 
what manner of time the Spirit of 
Christ which was in them did signify, 
when it testified beforehand the suffer- 



252 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



ings of Christ, and the giory that 
should follow, bnto whom it was re- 
vealed, that uot uuto themselves, but 
uiito us tliey did miuister tlie tiimgs 
which are now reported by them that 
have preached the gospel unto you 
with the Holy Ghost sent down from 
heaven: winch things the angels de- 
sire to look into. Mothing more won- 
derful than the coming of the Son of 
God in the likeness of sinful tiesh and 
for sin, that the righteousness of the 
law might be fultilled in us who walk 
not after the tlesh but after the Spirit, 
has perhaps ever occurred. 

The manne" of his birth, made of a 
woman, made under the law, in order 
to suffer, the just one made sin for 
us, who knew no sin, that we might be 
made the righteousness of God in him. 
He thought it not robbery to be equal 
with God, but made himself of no rep- 
utation, and took upon him the form 
of a servant, and was made in the 
likeness of men. And being found in 
fashion as a man he humbled hunself, 
and became obedient unto death, even 
the death of the cross. 

Men tliat have what the world 
esteems as good reputation lose it 
sometimes by doing wicked things, 
but Jesus kuew no sin. What he did 
was the doing away of sin, making an 
end of sin, abolishing death, and bring- 
ing in everlasting righteousness to 
those dead in trespasses and in sin. 
He humbled himself to the shameful, 
bitter death of the cross, in order that 
we through his poverty might be rich 
in the true riches of everlasting life 
and righteousness. This righteousness, 
this riches and glory of grace does not 
come to us, nor is it obtained by de- 
frauding others, or by despoiling any 
one. 

Jesus took upon him the form of a 
servant. No one forced him to do 
this. He delighted to do this. Lo I 
come to do thy will 0 God. It is writ- 



ten in the Book, the scriptures of truth 
from the begmning to the end of the 
book, it is written. The Bible is a wit- 
ness of the coming of the Son of God 
in the tiesh to do the will of God in 
earth. No man took his life fiom him, 
but he had power to lay it down, and 
to take it again. Yet men with wick- 
ed hands crucified him. The Jews and 
the Romans intiicted death by cruci- 
fixion on none but such as were con- 
sidered the most guilty criminals. It 
would fasten such a sham,o of infamy 
on an offender to crucify him that on- 
ly the most desperate were crucified. 
Hence it was called the shameful death 
of the cross. 

It was a very painful death, excru- 
ciating. Literally a frame was con- 
structed consisting of a beam of tim- 
ber with a cross beam fastened to it. 
This frame was laid on the ground, 
and the one to be crucified was laid on 
it on his back. His arms were stretch- 
ed and nailed to the cross piece of 
timber, and his feet nailed to the foot 
of the cross; then it was lifted up to 
an upright position. This would force 
the body forward, and would disjoint 
the shoulders and the hips, and there 
the sufferer lingered for hours and en- 
during the most excruciating pain 
died. 

In this death of the cross was the 
meeting place, the coming together, of 
the powers of sin and death, and the 
destruction of the warring forces of 
sin and death, the slaying of the en- 
mity of the carnal mind, the reconciling 
of the world to the God of heaven. For 
God was in Christ reconciling the 
world into himself, not imputing their 
sins unto them. For God hath made 
Christ who knew no sin to be sin for 
us, that we might be made the right- 
eousness of God in him. 

Jesua said to those calling for his 
crucifixion, this is your hour and the 
power of darkness. As if the storms 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



of wrath were suddenly stirred, tiie 
powers of hell let loose, the veugcaiice 
of heaven suddenly aroused, the pow- 
ers of earth and hell come togctlier. 
Jesus said this is your hour and the 
power of darkness. The sword ol 
Justice so long slumbering is suddenly 
awake, and drawn; and by the blood 
of thy covenant tlie pri.sonei'S shut in 
the pit whcieni there is no water the 
Lord (;od M iids out, and they do 
go foi-tli am! :-1hi\v themselves. 

But wliat a dv.y uf vengeance against 
sin, and what a triumi)h has the Lord 
Jesus over wickedness that shuts her 
mouth. The sun is darkened, the moon 
turned into bhjod, tlic stars of heaven 
fall, the earth Ueiubit^s, the vail of the 
temple is rent horn top to bottom, the 
graves ax*e opened, Jesus is tiie plague 
of death i\lcn smote upon their 
breasts. Pallor draped the elements 
in mourning. Jesus fell to the ground, 
his sweat became as great drops of 
blood falling to the ground. In this 
agony he called my God, my God, why 
hast thou forsaken me? 

Why did they crucify him? What 
evil had he done? What was the 
charge, the accusation against him? 
They said he ought to die because he 
said he was the Son of God. But this 
was the truth. He was the surety of 
the new covenant. lie fulfilled the 
-law, and established ])roph('sy. He 
loved the Lord God with all his licail, 
his mind, his soul, his strength, and 
loved his neighbor as himself. He knew 
no sin. Meek and lowly he went about 
doing good. He gave his life a ran- 
som for many. He was the poorest 
man that ever lived. When reviled he 
reviled not again. He came to seek 
and to save that Avhich was lost. He 
is the friend of sinners. He put away 
our sins by the sacrifice of himself. He 
died the just one for the unjust. 

How did the soldiers treat him? 
They mocked him, they spit upon him. 



they platted a crown of thorns and 
pressed it on his head. Ihey made 
sport of him. He was without form 
or comeliness. He was ot no reputa- 
tion, lie liad no place to lay liis head. 
He w as despised and rejecicd of men. 

He was tlie servant of Gud that ful- 
ilUed every command, lie, was a man 
of sorrows and acquainted witii grief. 
He was faithful unto deatli. 

All glory, all power in heaven and 
eartii is giv, n unto hiui. How blessed 
are tliey tliat lo\e liim. Angeis, prin- 
cipalities and j)owers are subject unto 
him. To him every knet' siiall bow, to 
him every tongue shall e()lli'es^; that he 
is Lord to the glory of G^mI l!ir K:it!.cr. 

He bore his cross, lie \\\:n l.in w ]]{> 
sin is nuxd(; sin for us. lie is . runiifd 
to the woi'ld and tlu- wmM is cruci- 
fied to him. There is fiil!, c,)iii | .Ictc, 
everlasting' salvation in and Ihrougli 
him, and all fulness dwells hi him. 
There is therefore )iow no eondennia- 
tion to them who ai'e in Clii'isl Jesus. 
The law is 1u!liMed in him. Theii' ser- 
vice is 1., ( iiiist ami i)y ("ln-i:-t. For 
the life 1le \ now live in the lies!] Ihey 
live by llir faiili of Ihe Son oi" Cod 
who lov-d llemi and -ave Inmself Tor 
them, and lliey are .justiiird from all 
things from \v\\u-h fliey conid not be 
justified by Ihe l.jw of .Mox-s. 

Prophets of old desired to see the 
days of the Son of Goth I'mi they 
ministered to us. They sowed, but 
others reap and rejoice. Others sowed 
good seed, and in the latter days we 
eat of their labors. No man lives to 
himself, no man dies to himself. 
Whetlier we live or die we are the 
Lord's. He must reigti until every 
enemj^ is put under liis feet, and the 
last enemy is death. 

What a glorious High Priest, Medi- 
ator, Prophet, King and Judge we 
have that saves us. 

P. D. G. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



KE\'. 13Tli CliAi'TEli. 

.lulijL ilic draguii cast (lu\^ it 

U) Llic L'ai'li, and lie luaiic war wilu 
tlu; saIlU^. 

J(jiui stood ujHiii till' sand of Liic sea 
and saw a brasi vis,- out ot tiie sea 
having seven lieads and tea liurus and 
seven eroAvns u\>o\i his horns, and iip- 
ou his iieads tin.' name of bhispiieniy. 
Tills beast v.as like a leopard — sijoiteu, 
many colors, different shades, and 
forms of rcliyiou to suit the various 
tastes of the world. His feet were as 
the feet of a bear, heavy, strong, pow- 
erful, opi)]'essive — not beautiful as the 
feet of llieui that publish peace, iiis 
iiiouHi was as the mouth of a lion, 
si)eaknig great swelling words. The 
dragon gave him his power and ins 
seat and great authority. John saw 
one of his heads as it were wounded 
to death, and his deadly wound was 
liealed, and all the world wondered 
niter the beast. 

Satan is an imitator and deceiver. 
He iuis his worshipers. He feigns him- 
self as an angel of light to deceive. He 
has an imitation of Christ, preached 
and worshipped. 

One of these heads as it w^ere was 
wotinded to death,' and his deadly 
w'ound was healed. The world wor- 
ships this bca.stly power. The servants 
of the dragon preach a false Christ to 
deceive. There is no merit or reality 
in lliis Christ. It comes up from the 
earth — not (io^\n from heaven. It has 
the iiowi'r of persecution and oppres- 
sion in it. Tt is not pure healing and 

Satan ti-ansfoniis himself into an 
ane'el of liglit in tlu' eyes of the Avorld, 
and all the world worships this heast, 
for its iTower accommodates itself to 
the world, suits the world, feeds the 
pride of man, makes a show of religion 
before men. 

Tt was given unto him to make war 



with the saints, and to overcouu' them: 
and power A\as given him over all kin- 
dred iuid tongues and nations that 
dwell upon tiu' earth shall worshi]) 
him \\hose names are not written in 
the book of life of the l.arni) slain from 
the foundatnm of the worhi. 

John IxJu-M ajiothci' l)east coming 
up out of tlie earth: and he had two 
liorns like a iamb, and he spake as a 
dragon. There was a lamb-like ap- 
])ea ranee in him, but he «pake as a 
dragon. He exerciscfh all the power 
of the lii'st l)east, and causoth the 
earth and those that dwell th-rein to 
woi'shi]) the first beast. He does great 
wonders in the sight of men. H(> de- 
ceives them that dwell on the earth by 
means of those miracles which he had 
power to do i]i the sight of nu-n — noi 
real miracles. Observe that all false 
religion is of the earth. Tiiert' is oni\- 
one religion that comes from heaven, 
and is lii'st pure, then iieaceable, gen- 
tle, easy to be enti'eated, without par- 
tiality, and A\ ithout hy[)Ocrisy, iuU of 
good works. 

This faise relin-ion puts a mark on 
its worshipers, binding tiiem to serve. 
There is no fi'echnn in this service. 

This is th( inimber of a man. It is 
man's work. It is from beneatii, of 
the earth earthy. Whoso is wise is de- 
livered from this snare. 

P. D. G. 



IMPUTATION. 

A friend requests mv view of Ezk. 
4:1-8. 

"Thou also son of man, take a tile, 
and pourtray upon it the city, even 
Jerusalem," &c. read to 9th verse. 

Ezekiel is often called the son of 
man, a nanu' by which the Lord Jesus 
often calls liimself, yet he was not the 
son of any man. He comes into the 
world free from taint of Adam's sin, 
also born of a virgin : yet so identified 



i 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



255 



with man that he is as mueh related to 
one as to anotlier, hence Jio partiality, 
joined to the race of man as having 
pure, true pity and compassion. lie 
considers tlie case of nmn riyhtiMnisly 
and is faithful. 

Ezekiel is commanded to take a tile 
and pourtray Jerusalan on as be- 
sieged: build a fort against it, and 
cast a mount against it ; set tlie camp 
also against it, and set l)attering rams 
against it. This shall be a sign to the 
house of Israel. P^zekiel sliall lie upon 
his left side and Ijear the iniquity of 
the house of Israel. Then thou shalt 
lie upon thy right side. The Lord had 
appointed each day for a year. Then 
he should ]iroj.llesy. llel'e the guilt of 
Israel and Judali is laid in tlie type 
upon tlie prdplict \\it\i no release, and 
no liberty to .shiil. from one side to the 
other, nor any relief given to him. it 
represents tlie suft'cring of the Son of 
man for the transgression of Israel 
with none to pity. He should bear this 
burden. Ezekiel ^^■as no enemy to 
Israel, yet he bears their sin and is not 
to rest hiiuM'lf, iioi- shift his pnsition, 
nor to turn from tlie right side to tlie 
left, nor from the left to the right suh . 
God hath made him Avho kne^v no sin 
to be sin for us (not sinful) tliat we 
might be made the righteousness of 
God in him — not a fictitious or an ap- 
parent righteousness. Blessed is the 
man to Avhom the Lord will not im- 
pute sin, blessed is the man whose 
transgression is covered, gone, Avhose 
iniquity is pardoned. Blessed is the 
man to whom the Lord imjuiteth right- 
eousness \\i11ioi!t A\'()iks — not a defec- 
tive riglifidP.Mi- : >, Kor if the Lord 
make \-on fire iVom sin ymi shall be 
free indeed. It is justilieation by the 
Lord God, and lieiice none can con- 
demn. 

"When the prophet shall suffer and 
bear their guilt then he shall be one 
with them in suffering, in love, in 
pity, in reality, in faithfulness, so that 



he knows their case, and understands 
them as no other man can, and ins 
work is faithful and ehei. tual. How 
sincere, searching, truthful and faith- 
ful are hi,> rebukes, how his message is 
Weighed and is weighty, and probing, 
sharper than any two-edged sword. 
There ean be no tiattery in this utter- 
ance. It is judgment to the line, and 
righteousness to the plummet. 

Wiien faith is come it brings distant 
tilings near. There is no lie of the 
truth. Tlie words are tried words. 
God camiot lie. That which is gone 
out of his mouth can not return void, 
but must be accomplished and abide 
forever. God liath put Ids truth in the 
iinvard parts. Never si)ake man like 
this man. It is no speculation, nor 
imagination. He is the way, the truth 
and the life. This faith is I'xn'n of God, 
and therefore ove-reomes tlie Avorld. 
He knows A\ hereof he s])eaks. When 
their faith is given, it is the word 
and Avork of (Jod. This faith does not 
stand in tin; Avisdom of men, but in 
tlie i)o\\(M- of (Jod. Jesus tlie Great 
pro])het lias tasted deatli for every 
one, and therrfdre this every one shall 
sit doAvn at liis feet, and hear his 
Avord. He shall see of the travail of 
his soul and shall be satisfied, for he 
shall bear tl'cir iniquities, shall make 
an end of sin, and shall bring in ever 
lasting righteousness. 

P. D. G. 



PREACHING THE GOSPEL. 

The word preaching has a special 
meaning and application. It is too 
sacred a Avord to be applied to the or- 
dinary efforts of oratory, and too sol- 
emn to be used in the slang of ordinary 
conversation. It is like tlie prophesy 
Avhich relates to utterances Avherein 
the speaker speaks by the Spirit of 
God moving him to speak Avhat is the 
unerring utterance of certainty Aviiich 
cannot be foreknown by man. 



25(5 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



riTacliiM- is familuirly as.Tibod to 
him whn IS the auliidr and the liiiisher 
of the faith uL fh' v.-lio preaches 

the yospcl of truth and salvation is 
preininciitly litlcd to pi'ocdaiiu the end 
of stiafc, and the j-if^-htcous settlement 
of all sli'ife Oil the high and holy 
ground or foundation of pardon from 
all guilt, antl justitieation in the holy 
court of heaven. 

Noah was a preacher of righteous- 
ness. The gospel was preached to 
Abraham, the scripture foreseeing 
that God -would justify the heatlien 
through faith. 

In the 4()th Psalm it is said that Jesus 
is the great preacher. ' ' I have preach- 
ed righteousness in the great congre- 
gation." There is only One that fills 
the fulness of the description in that 
chapter. 

When the people heard the gracious 
words of JosTis in fulfillment of the 
scrii)ture of Isaiah Gist chapter, they 
marveled at his jjrecious words. 

Never are words so ])iire and heal- 
ing, gracious and conifortiiig as tliose 
of the Lord Jesus in preach ing tin' 
everlasting gospel. He preacli(>s ]ieace. 
He makes peace. No words can be so 
gracious as his Avords spokon to bind 
up the broken in heart, to open the 
eyes of the blind, to cleanse the lepers, 
to raise the dead, to preach the gospel 
to the poor. 

The gospel of Christ is the power of 
God unto salvation to every one that 
believeth. No wonder men that feel 
that their lips are unclean, and their 
words without weight or strength, 
and their character polluted, cry out 
who is sufficient for these things? 
Such men lay aside anger, malice, jest- 
ing, and foolishness, and utter their 
words before the Lord. 

Such desire that their hands may be 
clear of bribes, and their conduct sin- 
cere, and that they may be free of the 
blood of all men. 



No man taketh this honor to him- 
self, save he that is called of God as 
A^ as Aaron. 

The gospel preacher studies to show 
himself approved of God. What does 
he search :' What does he read as for 
hid treasure '! The scriptures. There 
is no lie of the truth. If ones preach- 
ing is not established by the scriptures 
then it is true that God has not sent 
him,. But the man who is called of 
God needs much confirmation of truth 
to assure him he is called of God, and 
approved by the Holy Ghost. 

P. D. G. 



THE NEEDY— POOR. 

"For the needy shall not always be 
forgotten: the expectation of the poor 
shall not perish forever," Psallns 
9:18. The mystery of God's dealing 
with men we often wonder at. One 
class of men is ready to find fault of 
a power they cannot comprehend. 
They are inclined to lay dov.n rules 
for the government of the Almighty, 
and if he does not observe them they 
will arraign him in judgment, deny- 
ing that there is a God because he 
does not control to suit them. 

They assume that all mankind are 
his children. They say an earthly 
parent would not treat his children 
with such cruelty. Therefore he is 
not God, or there is no God. If the 
Lord, say they, has all power, why 
does he not prevent wars, famine, and 
other sufferings? If he is above the 
devil why does he not prevent or re- 
strain the confusion Satan causes? 
The scriptures say the devil has the 
power of death. Now why does the 
Lord God suffer, allow or permit man- 
kind who are his children to suffer so 
much? An earthly parent would not 
allow an enemy to oppress his children 
like that. But seeing that there is 
suffering all over the country, sucli 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



257 



people couelude that there is no God 
of all power. 

Why, aceordiug to scripture teach- 
ing was there a Hood of water that de- 
stroyed all but 8 people ? Why does 
death finally sweep all mankind from 
the face of the earth ! For none do 
escape death. 

We read in the Bible that by man 
came sin, and by sin came death, so 
that death hath passed upon all men 
because all havi' .sinned. Tlie '.vagcs 
or reward ot sin is death. NW- do not 
like deatii therefore our nature resents 
it. We sin. That does not seem bit- 
ter to us. Stolen waters are sweet. 
Man drinks down sin as greedily as 
the ox drinks water. Did ^oii ever no- 
tice how eagerly the thirsty ox drinks 
water ? That wliich we love we do not 
want to suf.Vr for committing. Who 
is wrong in this matter? God hath in 
all ages kei)t witnesses on earth. When 
God made man he made him upright. 
There was no si\i, nor disobedience, 
disease, pain, or death, no decay. God 
made all things that are made, and 
beheld that it was all vc;ry good. But 
there comes an enemy into the garden 
of Eden. The world holds that man 
is necessarily a free agent^ — that he 
must of necessity h;|ve the right to 
do as he wills. lit- must have tlie right 
of Choie.'. i-:ve s.iid she Was he-lliied 

by the serpent. She wished to be 
wise, and as gods, and saw the fruit of 
the tree was good to the taste, so she 
chose to eat. Adam was not de- 
ceived. It would look like man has 
had enough of the freedom of the 
■will. But he still wants to be free, 
but he does not like to sutfer or re- 
ceive the fruit of his evil doing. But 
he eats that fruit and knows that 
God's word is true. He must know 
that every word of God is truth, and 
he must know that every man is a liar. 

Lust is sin. "Whence come wars? 
Come they not hence of your lusts." 



James 4:1-2. Sin cannot in any sense 
be chargeable to God. By man caane 
sin, and by sin came death. I 

When man is quickened from death 
in trespasses ai^d sins then he begins 
to learn who is guilty. Wnen the 
books are opened, and he receives the 
due reward of his deeds then he justi- 
fies God and abhors himself. That is 
the true mark and proof that he is 
learning the truth. Then he knows 
there is a just God, and that he brings 
every thing into judgment whether it 
be good or whethei' it lie evil. Wars 
come from the wiekedness nf man- 
kind. ••From wlieiiee I'ome wars and 
lightings among you.' Come they not 
hence even of your lusts that war ni 
your memb(-rs." .James 4:i. (dveting 
or lusting after any thing tiiat belongs 
' to another is sin. Wars come in that 
wicked way. 

^laukind sow to the Hesii and of the 
Hesli reaj) eorrui)tion, and charge it to 
God Almighty. But when God shows 
man his vileiiess then man abhors him- 
self and woisiiips God. 

Because we cannot account for nor 
comprehend wliy God does as he does 
is no proof that God is wrong, nor 
that we are right. All our ignorance 
and l)lindness is tlie result of man's 
sin. .Job when (iod a])i)eared to him 
said, "l know that tliou canst do every 
thing, and that no thought can be 
withholden from thee. Who is he 
that hideth coun.sel without knowl- 
edge? therefore have 1 uttered that I 
understood not : things too wonderful 
for me that I understood not," Job 
40 :2-3. 

We need patience, endurance. The 
long suffering of God, enduring as see- 
ing Him who is invisible, waiting until 
the correcting of God works in the 
cha.stened one unto the maturing of 
God's purpose in the ripening fruit of 
his chastening of those whom he loves, 
then we better see that Jacob's hasty 



258 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



utterances that Joseph is not, no doubt 
an evil beast hath devoured him, do 
not sound at all so trutliful or wonder- 
ful as Israel's words, "And Israel 
said, It is enough; Joseph my son is 
yet alive : I will go and see him before 
I die," Gen. 45:28. 

Grod's children must know the bit- 
terness of sin, and repent of their 
wicked doings, and abhor their sinful 
natures. These are the needy that 
shall not always be forgotten; these 
are the poor whose expectation shall 
not perish forever. God waits that he 
may be gracious. Blessed are all they 
that trust in him, that hope in his 
mercy. 

P. D. G. 



ASSOCIATIONAL. 

Dear Brother Gold: — Please publish 
in the Landmark, that the Spring Ses- 
sion of the Bear Creek Primitive Bap- 
tist Association is to convene with the 
church at Union Grove, Union County, 
N. C, on Saturday before the first Sun- 
day in May, 1916 and continue three 
days. 

The church is about 4 miles north 
of Monroe on S. A. L. R. R. 

Those coming by rail notify one of 
the following: T. F. Hill, Monroe, N. 
C, L N. Medlin, Monroe, N. C, T. A. 
McClellan, Monroe, N. C, S. A. 
Helmes, Monroe, N. C, W. E. Wil- 
liams, Monroe, N. C. 

All afternoon trains Friday and 
those coming Saturd' y morning will 
be met for company. 



ASSOCIATIONAL. 

The Pig River Primitive Baptist As- 
sociation will convene with the church 
at River View, Henry County, Va., on 
Friday before the 1st Sunday in May, 
1916, to which we extend an invitation 
to sister Associations. 



River View is near Bassett Station 
on N. & W. R. R. 

By order of the Association. 

RANDOLPH PLRDUE, 
Moderator. 

E. L. BLANKENSHIP, 

Clerk. 



BLACK CREEK UNION. 

The Black Creek Union meets with 
the church at Wilson, Saturday and 
5th Sunday in April. 

Elder J. W. Wyutt is appointed to 
preach the first sermon, and Elder M. 
B. Williford alternate. 

A general invitation is extended to 
lovers of truth. 



UNION NOTICE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — Please publish in the 
Landmark that the next session of the 
Smithfield Union will be held with the 
church at Union, Johnston County, N. 
C, on Saturday and 5th Sunday in 
April, 1916. 

Elder AV. A. Simpkins was appoint- 
ed to preach the introductory sermon, 
and Elder J. A. T. Jones his alternate. 

Brethren, sisters and friends, and 
especially ministers, are cordially in- 
vited to come. 

Those coming by railroad will please 
notify Eldei E. F. Pierce, Princeton, 
N. C, Brother Lewis Biaswell, Smith- 
field, N. C, or Bro. J. H. Braddy, 
Smithfield, N. C, of place and time 
when they are coming and conveyance 
will be prepared. 
Yours in hope, 

J. A. BATTEN, 
Union Clerk. 



UNION NOTICE. 
Dear Brother Gold: — Please say in 
tlie Landmark that the 172 session of 
the Contentnea Union is appointed to 



Z ION'S LANDMARK. 



269 



be held with tlie chuicn at Mewbonrs 
meeting house in Greeue County, N. 
C, and to commence on Saturday be- 
fore the 5th Sunday in April, 1916. 

Elder Jcihn W. Gardner was chosen 
to preach the introductory sermon 
and Elder D. A. Mewborn his alternate. 

Messengers wishing convej-ance will 
be met at LaGrange, tMday before. 
They will please write Brother Steph- 
en Kearney at Snow Hill, N. C. 

L. J. H. MEWBORN, 

Cleilv. 



L'NION NOTICE. 

The Linnville Union will be held at 
High Point, N. C, on Saturday and 5th 
Sunday in April, 1916. 

All Primitive Baptists and friends 
are invited. 

Especial invitation is extended to 
preachers. All will be met at High 
Point. 

P. W. WILLIARD. 



DUTCH VILLE UNION. 

The Dutchville Union is appointed 
to be' held with the church at Dutch- 
ville, Granville County, Saturday and 
5th Sunday in April. 

A general invitation is extended to 
lovers of truth. 

G. C. FARTHING, 
Church Clerk. 



J. E. ADAMS. 
Gains Grove — Sat. and 4th Sunday 
in April. 

^ Some one meet him at Goldston on 

' Friday before. 

Wadesboro — Thursday before 5th 
Sunday in April. 

■ I Lawyer's Spring — P^'ith Sunday. 

]] High Ridge — Monday. 

I , Liberty — Tuesday. 
; High Hill — Wednesday. 

Bear Creek Association at Union 
Grove, Saturday, 1st Sunday and Mon- 
day in May, 



ELDER L. H. HARDY 

Tuesday night, April 18th, "Wilson. 
Wednesday night, Selma. 
Thursday night, Durham. 
Saturday and 4th Sunday, Prospect 
Hill. 

Monday, Lynches Creek. 
Tuesday, Arbor. 
Wednesday, Gilliams. 
Thursday night and Frida-^, Monti- 
cello. 

Saturday and 5th Sunday, Reid&ville. 
Monday night, Danviile, Va. 
Tuesday, Cane Creek. 
Wednesday, Mill. 
Thursday, Malmaison. 
Friday, Mountain Spring. 
Saturday and Ist Sunday, Weather- 
ford. 

Monday, Springfield. 
Tuesday, Whitethorn. 
Tuesday at night. Elder N. T. Oaks. 



LIDA (LITTLE) ROSS. 

Sister Lida Ross was the daughter 
of brother Jacob G. Little and his wife 
Mary A. Little. She was born Sept. 
15th, 1857. 

She Avas a dutiful daughter and in 
the latter part of her father's life she 
took care of him in her o-\\ti home, her 
mother having died some years before. 

On January 25th, 1882, she was mar- 
ried to Mr. W. H. Ross, all of Beaufort 
county. To this union were born three 
children. Charlie died at about eigh- 
teen months old. Belva and Wilbur 
still live with their father though Wil- 
bur had married and lived to himself 
until after the death of his mother. 
Sister Ross was a good wife and 
mother, and always did her duty in 
her home. 

She died suddenly, not living more 
than one minute after she was taken, 
on January 28th, 1916. 

She was received into the fellowship 



260 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



of the church at Sandy Grove in Beau- 
fort County, N. C, on Saturday before 
the 1st Sunday in July, 1896, and on 
Sunday morning she was baptized by 
Elder John R. Rowe. She was a con- 
sistent member of the church and 
loved her meetings which she always 
attended unless she was providentially 
hindered. 

She often visited the Associations, 
especially the Contentnea and Kehu- 
kee and therefore she had a large cir- 
cle of acquaintances. She loved her 
brethren, especially her pastor who 
labored in word and doctrine. 

We always felt welcome in her 
home. 

1 served that church two years as a 
supply and eight years as pastor prior 
to her death and know whereof I 
speak. 

We are satisfied that while we are 
left for a little while to continue in the 
service of the Lord on earth, she has 
gone into that rest with Him in His 
kingdom to await the heavenly and 
happy call from the sleeping dead to 
join in the band of the glorified in 
praising Him who loved her and gave 
Himself for her. 

I would say to husband and child- 
ren, I hope and pray that it is the will 
of God to visit you by His Holy Spirit 
and prepare you to meet Him as we 
believe she has met Him and to dwell 
forever in His holy and divine pres- 
ence. 

The Lord bless you. 

Your true friend, 

L. H. HARDY. 



ELFiOCAWNER 



Make money canning fruits, vegetables, 
f^m] etc., the easy and safe way. Get an 
^ "EUFLO" Open or Pressnre Cancer for 

S^' J sizes,' several styles, $3. SO and up', « 
years success. We furnish cans and 
^^^lah ls VVriie for Catalogue 

«Oi,UaNNE«M.O.CO.. Box BICKO«.N,Ci 



Senu us your printing. P. D. Gold Pub. Co. 



Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the 
Lord from the heavens : praise him in 
the heights. 



TOMATO PLANTS. . 

We have for sale a fir.e line of tomatoe 
plants now ready lor delivery. These plants 
are grown in the open air cn the South 
Carolina coafit and arc strongly wilt-re- 
sistant. Also a small quantity of RICE'S 
RESISTANT TOMATO I'LANTS— thor- 
oughly resistant to wilt under all condi- 
tions. A grand tomato for table or mar- 
ket. 

Prices f. o. b. Ritter, S. C, One Dollar 
per )iundred; $5 a thousand. 

Rice's Resistant Tomato Plants; ?2.50 a 
hundred: $7.50 a thousand. 

ASHEPOO PLANT CO., 
Ritter, S. C. 



Velvet Beans. 

Early 90-dpy variety and showing a 
germinating test of 90 per cent. Aver- 
age stock of this variety on the mar- 
ket does not show over 60 to 70 per 
cent. Write for prices, stating quan- 
tity wanted If interested in other 
field or garden seed, state kind and 
quantity and get our prices. 

KIRBY SEED CO., Gaffney, S. C. 

Praise ye the Lord, 0 Jerusalem, 
praise thy God, 0 Zion. 

Tobacco Habit Ban&hed. 

In 48 to 72 hours. No craving for 
tobacco in any form after first dose. 
Harmless, no habit forming drugs. 
Satisfactory results guaranteed in 
every case. Write Newell Pharmacal 
Co., Dept. 90, St. Louis, Mo., for Free 
Booklet, "Tobacco Redeemer" and 
positive proof. 



Send us your printing. We do gny kind 
of work. p. D. GOLD PUB. CO, 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



261 



Recipe for Gray Hair 



veth to the beast 1 



To half pint of water add 1 oz. Hay Rum, 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Apply to the hair twice a 
»eeR until it becomes the desired shade. 
Any druggist can put this up or you can 
ujiA. 11 at home at very little cost. Full di 
reciions for making and use come in each 
box of Barbo Compound. It w ill gradually 
darken streaked, faded gray hair, and re- 
3Q0ves dandruff. It is excellent for failing 
■AO.:: and will make harsh hair soft and glos- 
•jy. It will Hot color the scalp, is not sticky 
uT greasy, and does net inib off. 



Pr; 
him i 



; liim, sun and moon : praise 
stars of light. 



Dr. Doran's Queen Root Cordial 

The World's Best Blood Remedy for 
Ladies and Young Girls. All advice free 
and confidential. FREE Samples. General 
Agent Wanted. Write us a letter. Doran 
Drug Co., Paducah, Ky., U. S. A. 



I was also upright before l;im, and 
I kept myself from mine iniquity. 



To Mothers. 

Don't fear croup. Keep a jar of 
Mother's Joy Salve in the house. It 
will relieve croup and break up a cold 
in ten minutes. Made from pure 
Goose Grease, mutton suit and other 
healing ijigredients. It never fails. 
If you or your child have a cough, 
just take a teaspoonful and go to bed, 
and your cough stops at once. For 
croup, rub the chest, then put it on a 
rag and tie it aroung tlie throat and 
go to bed. In the morning you Avill 
feel like a tlinroughbred. If your 
merchant does not have it, send us 
twenty-five cents and get a large jar. 
Goose Grease Co., Greensboro, N. C. 



He easteth forth his ice like morsels: 
wL^) can stand before his cold? 

If the foundations be destroyed, 
Fhat can the righteous do? 



Dr. Cilcr ci Tuilberc^osfs 

Sir Wrr-am Osier. K jius Professor of Medi- 
cine at to J, s--.ys i.i his "iTfciice of Medi- 
cine' (isy^.), o,i pa~e:i<5: "The heEiing of 



'he surc";:s of F.ckman's Alterative in tuber- 
los:smay be due partly to its content of a 
le silt in si;ch combinatioi with other valu»- 
! insri'dienis as to be easily assimilated. 
t?s worth a trial, unless other treatment tl- 
.-ly is succeeding. We malce no promises 
icernin? it any more than do reputable phy- 



oopin 



?oldb 



itions, but since it 
cor:csoT habit-forming 
6 $1 and $2 per bottle. 



,tdire 



tfrom 



) would lilte to send you a book- 
let containing information of value and refer- 

ECKMAN LABORATORY, 
23 N. Seventh St. Philadelphia. 



Lord, who shall abide in tiiy taber- 
acle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill^ 



fiENDLESON'Sj 



A BIGGER CAN 
I A BETTER QUALITY) 

Has no equal for making soap, f 
I and for g-eneral household uses. I 
I Made in three forma; solid, granu- 1 
latedand ball. Five and ten cent I 
I cans. Pound can will make fifteen | 
J pounds best quality soap. Insist 
I that your grocer sell you f 

MENDLESON'SBESTLYE 



Sold also in 
bulk for mak- 
ing compost. 

A.MENDLESON' 
SONS, 

ALBANY. K.Y. 




Renew Yonr 
Health 

At Nature's Fountain 

Without the rx;:cns2 ard 
Loss of Time Keccssary 
For a Visit to the Spring 



THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of prac- 
tically every man and woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human 
skill. In fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are 
the cases which physicians call "stub- 
born" and 'chronic" for the reason that 
they persist in spite of drug treatment. I 
do not refer to incurable diseases such as 
cancer and consumption, but to that larger 
class of functional disorders which we meet 
every day, where the organs of digestion 
and elimination are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physi- 
cians and our big city specialists send 
their wealthy patients to the mineral 
springfi where, in the great majority of 
cases they are permanently restored or 
decidedly benefited. But what about the 
poor man who has not the money or the 
busy man or woman who cannot spend the 
time to spend several weeks or pos- 
sibly months at a health resort? Shall 
circumstances deny them the restoration 
to health which Nature has provided? 
Read my answer in the coupon at the bot- 
tom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the 
Shiviir Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thous- 
ands of friends in all parts of America 
and even in foreign countries, whose 
faces I have never seen. Yet I count 
.hem my friends, for the Shivar 
Spring water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health do 
not hesitate to accept my offer v/hich has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
on the coupon. If you «ould r«ad th« 




letters that come to me daily, numbering 
about ten thousand a year, and the vast 
majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that I make 
this offer displaying my absolute confidence 
in the restorative powers of Shivar Mineral 
Water. 

INDIGESTION 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train ■ f horri- 
fying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, from disease and star- 
vation was in a very low state of nervous 
vitality and general debility. I ordered ten 
gallons of your Mineral Water which I used 
continuously, reordering when necessary, 
and in four months gained twenty-nine 
pounds, was strong and perfectly well, and 
have worked practically every d£v since. 
It acts as a general renovator of the system. 
I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water in as large 
quantities as possible, for its properties are 
so happily blended and in such proportion 
that they will not disturb the most delicate 
system. It is purely Nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AXANT, M.D. 
La Grange, Ga., Nov. 25, 1914. 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty-five 
years from indigestion and dyspepsia. Aft©'- 
one week's trial of Shivar Water I cf" 
menced to Improve, and after drinking . 
for four weeks I gained fifteen pounds, r 
feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this Water to any one with stomach trouble 
of any character, and truly b«lleT« it will 
cure nicer of the stomach. I am writing 
this T9luBt«rll7 ftM tratt U irfll IrII la th« 



luuidB of maay who ar« so unfortunate as 

to be afflicted with indigestion and nervous 
dyspesia, 

C. V. TRUITT, 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 
DYSPEPSIA 
Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many years I sufLered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of asthma. I 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and spent quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever, I had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, but by accident 
I happened to get hold of one of your book- 
lets, and decided to try Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter. After drinking the water for about 
three weeks I was entirely relieved, and 
since that time have suffered but little in- 
convenience from my trouble. 1 cheerfully 
recommended the use of your Wcier to any 
one that may be suftering from stomach 
trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Seldon Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to tell yen that your 
Water has been a great benefit. I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife says it 
has helped me more than anything else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty years, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. H. ROVVE, 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM 

Leeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic Indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that It 
has acted nicely in each case, and I believe 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
tim« will produce a permanent cure. It 
will purify the blood, relieve debility, stimu- 
lat« the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, G. C. 
I suffered with Indibestion and kidney 
trouble, and a year ago was stricken witu 
aoute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am walking without any crutch 
and improving daily. Indigestion much re- 
lieved. I wish I could Vv'rite Shivar Spring 
Water in the sky so that the world could 
become acquainted with it. 

MRS. THEO. KUKER. 
BILIOUSNESS 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervous 
bre»k-down, I have suffered with a liver 
80 torpid that ordinary remedies were ab- 
lolutely powerless. Under such circum- 
«tancos, I came to Shivar Spring, and began 
drlaklng the Water. Upon advice, however, 
the flrat alsbt ' toolr » laxativ*,- the second 



AlSht a milder an*. Slio* thea I kar* tak- 
en none at all. The effect of the water has 

been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirit is 
greatly improved. 1 am satislied that the 
laxative, followed by the Water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. 

S. A. DERIEUX. 
RENAL AND CYSTIC 

Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that 1 would have to get up dur- 
ing tbe night some hve or six times. After 
using this water only a few days, 1 am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of llie trouble whatever. 

J. P. D. 

High Point, N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife has had a bad kidney trouble 
for several years. She has been using the 
water only about three weeks and it has 
already made her a new woman. Her color 
is much improved her appetite is all that 
she could wish for, her digestion seems to 
be perfect. We give Shivar Springs credit 
Tor it all. t. G. S. 

GALLSTONES 

Greenville, S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gallstones, or, 1 might say, it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the Water 
she was able to get out of bed, and is today 
stout and healthy. 1 hope these few Unes 
jvill be of help to some one suffering as my 
mother did. 

W. J. STRAWN. 
Williamston, N. C, Oct. 'i, 1914. 
My doctor said I would have to be operat- 
ed on for gallstones, but since 1 have been 
drinking your Water I haven't had to have 
a doctor. 

W. H. EDWARDS. 



Fill Out This Coupon and Mall it Today 
Shi\/ar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en- 
close herewith two dollars (|2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give it a fair trial in 
accordince with the instructions which 
you will send, ?nd If I derive ao benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

Please write distinctly 



264 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



The Nasal Bath. 



Peas and Beans. 



There is oae form of bath but lirtia Known 
and far too little practiced. It is the iiasai 
bath. 

Colds or ciJtarrh ot tne heaa r-roduco iii 
the r.a;->al passages an excess ot t'eiise si- 
cretion. This covers the lir.ings oi the air 
chambers of the head and re'":its citcn ui 
diill catarrlu'l i;( adaclu;. 

To <elu \( 1 1 1 1 I 1 li( nr ( le it 
the cold 01- i^iturni. u-;r> a liri.- n:is.'! ..(Hi- 
cht ()l)tiin I ( ui III t ( 1 < t 
for a tcAV cciM:-. 

Fii; tins (li with luke warm v\a:ei. 

addiat; a piiuh ot cop\nion sai.. 

Bow the head very low ami fov, ..i- wa- 
t-r from th.- bill of the . ttl- 
first into one nostril tneii iiit 

Retain tlie position tcr -orae t.iue. flO^^■ 
ing the salt v/atsr lirst to one side, ;l;en lo 
the. other aiil drav.-ing it down mco tlio 
forehead bv Llosir.g one uostru and maul- 
ing ihrough tne other. 

\\';ien the r.ai^al cavity has thus been 
thcrouRhlv cleansed.- insert Menthclauim 
\v°l! into both no"triis. and it there is a 
headache rub the forehead and temi le^ 
with it. 



Field Pea.s, all varieties. Yellow 
Manimotli Soy Beans. Early 90 day 
Velvet Beans. Early Aml)er and Early 
Oi-aiif^e Sorsiiuni Seed. 

Write ioi' pnees stating varieties 
and qiianlilv wanted. Will gladly sttb- 
iiiit sani|il "s if ivqiiested. 

KIRBY SEED CO.. Gaffney, S. C. 



"I 



1 Ins angels : jn ; 



all lii 



1 ts 



Cancer Cured at the Ke!!am Hospital. 

The record of tha Kel am Hospital 
Is with'ut parallel In history, having 
cured -without the uce of the Knife, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, over ninety 
per cent, of the many hundreds of 
sufferers from Cancer which It hae 
treated during the past eighteen 
years. We wan* every man and wom- 
an in the United States to bno'v what 
we are doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond. Va 
Write for literature. 



Let the saints be joyful in glory: let 
them sing aloud upon their beds. 



HUSBAND SAVED 
HIS WIFE 

Stopped Most Terrible Suf- 
fering by Getting Her Lydia 
E. Pinkham's Vegeta- 
ble Compound. 

Denison, Texas. — • After my little 
girl was born two years ago I began suf- 
Tifering with female 
trouble and could 
hardly do my work. 
I was very nervous 
but just kept drag- 
ging on until last 
summer when I got 
where I could not do 
I my work. I would 
have a chill every 
day and hot flashes 
and dizzy spells and 
- my head would al- 
most burst. I got where I was almost 
a walking skeleton and life was a burden 
to me until one day my husband's step- 
sister told my husband if he did not do 
something for me I would not last long 
and told him to get your medicine. So he 
got Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
pound for me, and after taking the first 
three doses I began to improve. I con- 
tinued its use, and I have never had any 
female trouble since. I feel that I owe 
my life to you and your remedies. They 
did for me what doctors could not do 
and I will always praise it wherever I 
go. "—Mrs. G. O. LowERY, '419 W.Mon- 
terey Street, Denison, Texas. 

If you are suffering from any form of 
female ills, get a bottle of Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and 
commence the treatment without delay. 




Keep the Babies Fat and Well 
"Mamma's" Dr. Doran's Worm Remedy 
'•zpelB worms whole alive; purely vegetable; 
bottles 25c by mall. Agent dealers wanted. 
Doran Drug Company, Paducah, Ky. 



Thou art near, 0 Lord; and all thy 
commandments are truth. 



A safe and palatable laxative 
for children 

Mrs, Winsiow's 
Soothing Syrup 

Absolutely Non-narcotic 



and cor- 



anyof their dor 

liy checking wind 
reeling intestinal troubles 
with children during the period of 
teething, helps to produce natural 
and healthy sieep. 

Soothes the fretting baby and 
thereby gives relief to 
the tired mother. 



B* 8«nt forth above, he took me, 
\» dr«w me eut of many waters. 

Stops Tobacco Habit. 

Elders' Sanatarium, located at 513 
Main St., St. Joseph, Mo., has pub- 
lished a book showing the deadly ef- 
fect of the tobacco habit, and how it 
can be stopped in three to five days. 

As they are distributing this book 
free, any one wanting a copy should 
send their name and address at once. 



I love the Lord, because he hath 
heard my voice and my supplications. 



W« print your Minute*, Book aai 
J*b Work at ihort notie* aad witk 
Mfttnesfl and deapatoh. 

P. D. & 



Praise the Lord from the earth, ye 
iragons, and all deeps. 



Blessed art thou, 0 Lord: teach m« 
thy statutes 



WHY WOMEN 
WRITE LETTERS 

To Lydia E. Pinkham Me<U> 
cine Co. 



Women who are well often ask "Ar« 
the letters which the Lydia E. Pinkham 
Medicine Co. are continually publishing, 
genuine?" "Are they truthful?" 

Why do women write such letters? " 

In answer we say that never have we 
published a fictitious letter or name. 
Never, knowingly, have we published 
an untruthful letter, or one without the 
full and written consent of the woman 
who wrote it. 

The reason that thousands of women 
from all parts of the country write such 
grateful letters to the Lydia E. Pink- 
ham Medicine Co. is that Lydia E. Pink- 
ham's Vegetable Compound has brought 
health and happiness into their lives, 
once burdened with pain and suffering. 

It has relieved women from some of 
the worst forms of female ills, from dis- 
placements, inflammation, ulceration, 
irregularities, nervousness, weakness, 
stomach troubles and from the blues. 

It is impossible for any woman who 
is well and who / 
has never suffered 
to realize how these / 
poor, suffering wo- ' 
men feel when re- 
stored to health; 
their keen desire to f 
help other woi 
who are suffering as r, 
they did. 




Peas and Beans. 

Field Peas, all varieties. YelloTr 
Mammoth Soy Beans. Early 90 day 
Velvet Beans. Early Amber and Early- 
Orange Sorghum Seed. 

Write for prices stating varieties 
and quantity wanted. Will gladly sub- 
mit samples if requested. 

KIRBY SEED CO., Gaffney, S. 0. 



. ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



THE LOKD STRENGTENiNG. 

My dear kindred in Christ I once 
more am trying to write, letting you 
all know 1 still love you better than 
any people on eartii, ])eeause ye are 
the children of the true and living 
God all those that truly worslii]) Ilini 
in spirit and truth. There is no other 
way but His way. I know by my ex- 
perience there is nothing Ave can do 
without Him. 

I feel to be in a waste howling wil- 
derness, hungering and thirsting after 
righteousness. 1 hate evil and love 
good, but how to perform that which 
is right and good I know not. When 
I would do good evil is present with 
me, therefore it is no more we that 
sinneth, but sin that dwelleth in us. 
It is in much fear and trembling that 
I travel in these low grounds of sin 
and sorrow, feeling my way as it were, 
looking for comfort but find none, and 
for help, but there was none. So as 
the heart panteth after the water- 
brook, so panteth my soul after thee 
oh (xod. There is no other help 1 
know. 

"Sweet was the time when first I 
felt the Saviour's pardoning love, ap- 
plied to cleanse my soul from guilt, 
and take me hqme to God." 

"When to Ilis saints I often spoke 
Of what His love had done, 
But now my heart is almost broke, 
And all my joys are gone." 



My prayers are as chattering noise, 
but my dear brethren, when He re- 
stores His presence and loving spirit, 
then we can take these lines to heart 
in melody, 

'■-iesus tliou art the sinners friend, 
As sueh 1 look to thee — 
Now in the bowels of thy love 
Dear Lord remember me." 

"Remember thy pure words of grace, 
Remember calvary. 
Remember all thy dying groans. 
And then remember me. 

Thou wonderous advocate with God, 

I yield myself to thee. 

While thou art sitting on thy throne, 

0 Lord, remember me. 

1 own I am guilty, own I'm vile, 
Yet thy sahation's free — 
Then in thy all abounding grace, 
O Lord remember me. 

However forsaken or distressed, 
However oppressed I be, 
However afflicted here on earth, 
Do thou remember me. 

And when I close my eyes in death, 
And creatures helps all flee — 
Then 0 my great redeemer God, 
T pray remember me." 

He is our meat and our drink, our 
all, and works in a misterious way His 



206 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



wonders to perform. 

Our hope is so little at times we 
can't feel His presence with us in all 
trials, yet we must fight if we should 
reign. In these wicked tinirs, isound 
Old Baptist Doctrine can't fiuiurrd 
by the world, but shun not to dcclaic 
His whole council, for they tMiduntii 
to the end and shall reap the rcwaiti. 
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, 
but when it cometh 'tis as the tree of 
life. 

Please pardon all errors herein for 
they are as the writer all imperfect, 
but in love. 

I feel lonely and unworthy to write, 
yet I wanted too. 

Please pray for me and mine for I 
feel to be the least among you, if in- 
deed I am one at all. Only the Lord 
knoweth them that are His and the 
way they take. 

Your loving sister I hope, 

FANNIE C. HPEIGHT. 
Wilson, N. C. 



SUNDRY THOUGHTS. 

"Moreover if thy brother shall tres- 
pass against thee, go and tell him his 
fault between thee and him alone : if 
he shall hear thee, thou hast gained 
thy brother. But if he will not hear 
thee, then take with thee one or two 
more, that in the mouth of two or three 
witnesses every word may be estab- 
lished. And if he shall neglect to hear 
them, tell it unto the church : but if he 
neglects to hear the church, let him be 
unto thee as an heathen man and a 
publican." Mat. 18 ;15, 16, 17. 

The above is too plain to need com- 
ment. 

1st. Has the brother trespassed? If 
so, then the duty is clear. I must not 
tell any one, not even my wife nor my 
brother, nor sister in the flesh. No one 
but the trespassing brother. He, and 
be alone shall know the feelings of my 



heart. But there is a whisper in my 
mind which says, "He will not listen 
t(i iiH", oi- he will say something to hurt 
my fcclin>is, and I will go over here 
tell this good brother in the strict- 
est coiilidciice and get advice from 
hiiii. What have I done? First, I 
liavi' iM'travi'd a \\i\n\ of confidence in" 
and love foi that In-olh.-r who I feel 
lias sinned or ti'cs])assed against me, 
aiul, secondly, I jiave myself become a 
public transgressor against God's word 
than Avhich nothing can be plainer. In 
such a ease I cannot go to my brother 
and tell him liis fault between myself 
and liirn alone. The devil has gotten 
possession of the case and if I go he 
will be my dictating companion. 

Tliink you that he is trying to make 
peace between me and my brother? Is 
there any peace vnth him? Look at 
the nations over which he is ruling to- 
day? What do you see? War and 
blood, malice, hatred ; every work of 
the flesh is fully manifested. Is he a 
good companion to go with me to my 
brother? Go to him and tell him his 
fault between thee and him alone. 

But, I say, Oh this is not much and 
I can and will bear it all to myself, 
and that brother shall not know it. Is 
that love to that brother? Is it obed- 
ience to that word of God? No. What 
is it? It is sowing a cor"upt seed in 
our flesh. Who does that? While 
men slei)t an enemy came and sowed 
tares. Oh ! T have gone to sleep. In 
sleep I became inactive in God's word. 
The devil is the enemy who takes the 
advantage of the occasion and it is 
he who has made the suggestion that I 
bear all this myself. The Lord's word 
says go to the proper one and tell it; 
the deliv says, "bear it all yourself 
and don't be I'unning to this one and 
that one Avith such little frivolous 
things." You listen to that sugges- 
tion. What has been done? An evil 
seed is planted in this animated earth. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



267 



lu the begiuiiing, after sin had enter- 
ed into the workl, God cursed the eartli 
and h-iiid, " ' I'lioriis and thistles shall it 
bring fortli." Now what do you ex- 
pect to s; (• liMiii nil'.' An evil seed has 
been pLihir:: i,y the caeniy of all 
riglit<'(,iiMii'N-. lull ]T IS ni such a sure 
place lluit 1 w ill kc..p It under, it 
shall not sprout. 1 will hokl my ton- 
gue and no oiU' sliall .-ver know it. 
Have i ]u>yM-v nvrr my Ton-nr TImmi 
1 ani Kir 1,1... ,in ,.V(T I,;.... 

tiie sun, ami ; m- , r is ;i -. iii';',! I i r 
sing of all Ih i .n-, im ■ :i" liiDl^. > n. 
1 have nol jiwi nu: >. > ■>n\ : n\. ! lie ton- 
gue can i:o man lam.-, ii i,> niiiuly 
evil set on hvr u\ lidl. S(,:.n 1 g. t wnn 
a good and c(iniidr .tial ii imiw oi mine, 
(and of cmnM- no i.arm <'an gi'ow out 
of tliis, I 1 vull icli inm \u<\v lUal 
brotln r Tm.t rvil ^rrd phinird 

by sat;;,, in a hul-l.,-,! nf .■,„rnpta,n, 

it just r;;i|-1 st;,y im rr. it li:is -nt to 

sprout ami cnmi' dut (jI tliat sml. 1 
whispri- that . ircimisl :i life io that 
frieiid. Ik- listrns atlmMivrix lo the 
end. Thfii Ik- says, wrii, ihal i.rother 
jias dom> you wron- a, id sli.mld l>r 
quired to make amcmlv. 'riicrc is 
growtli a(M;-(l to that plant in 1 m:t Imi 
bed of siii. Tliat hi'(,1lirr ,,r tVirmI in 
whom I liaxr (Mmlid.'.l rontiar\ 1-. ihr 
word nl' (;,)(! now ^-.-ts m-arcr h. me 
and 1 am .■mholdmird to talk to hiiu 
nioi-e fiTciy, Jlc becomes my bosom 
e()m])aninn ;im(1 I am '\\ith him all I 
possibly can he and w <• talk over all 
our sorrow s i cajvi licr, Oli ! just look 
at that gi'cat licil III iH'iars growing up 
there that \y an initanglement to any 
flock ..r sli, : ]. and will so hold them 
that Ilii >- 1 ,:n never become free until 
all the ^^,„.l IS si. eared off' to start 
aneA\-. Wliat a deplorable place to 
have in til.' pjistiiiv (,r the Lord! 

Take the otiier side: AVl,e,i T tell 
my eoaiideiiti'd IViend lie ,loes not re- 
ceive it, does not join me in what i 



have told him : He points me to the 
word of God in the text. Noav what? 
He becomes my enemy ; 1 lose out on 
him and there is a coolness in my 
heart towards him as well as towards 
my trespassing brother. When ever 
I speak of eitiier of tiiem it will be in a 
sliglit A\ay. 1 meet tiiem with cold- 
ness and shun tiiem all 1 can. 

If he whom 1 sup])osed to be my cou- 
lidential friend lia])peus to be a 
pre;,elier j eaiiiKit a^aiu listen to him 
111 ills pri;e-liing gets Avroug. 

lie I, 1(111 peisi.nal in liis leinarks, such 
and sni'li ihine's lie said sound SO. 
lie dnes nol pi-each like lie used to 
and I dnnd h.ve I,, heal- him. If he hap- 
pens to he pastor he liegins to feel my 
c.iMiicss, not only in me but in all over 
wlinm my talk has any influence. My 
t(in-ni' is an iini-nl\ evil set on Are of 
Ik-II and how iliat lir(' does burn! Does 
ii ciiii Miiin- iiK- .' .\.it much. It should 
lint thdse w ho sniter from it are those 
against whom it is Ivindled. 

What is the matter here.' That be- 
comes a general (piesti.ni but no one 
knows what to answer. The truth is 
1 have dis.ibeyed (did's word. I have 
planted, ,11- alhiv.ed the devil to plant 
an evil s,-ed n my llesli. That flesh is 
a hot li.-d for briars and thoi'us. Those 
briars ;iiid 1li(iriis have sprung up and 
^■rown and spre-aded and multiplied 
until the whole ilo(k of sheep have be- 
come f;ist and are likely to perish out 
uiih-ss the shei)herd interferes. 

.\nw. what shall I do? Can I take 
the liisi step ill the gospel? No. 1" am 
so lame thai 1 cannot step, so blind 
that 1 cannot see. Light has become 
darkness and how great is that dark- 
ness. I am a public offender against 
the word of God and all the household 
•of the saints. It the Shepherd forgives 
me the church must. If I am a child of 
God T see all th.is impotency and in- 
eompe1ene>-. I f.-el tliis bliiidncss aud 
darkness, and am surely distressed and 



268 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



oppressed with my own evil way. The 
spirit in me cries to God for delivsr- 
ence. Tlie Sliepherd is merciful, piti- 
ful and kind. He will not suiter His 
wayward sheep to be lost. He will 
hear the cry of the ])oor and the needy 
one, and gather up the tears of the 
penitent. If the fire burno me I will 
cry in the distress of my heart. I will 
go before the Lord, and my distress 
will make me go before my brethren 
whom I have caused to err. 

That is the only hope and the only 
way of truth. There is no cross road 
to put me back in the way. I must re- 
trace the evil way I have come. 

Another thought. 

A poor litte child cries. A living 
one hears it. He is glad that a child 
is born. He feels sure that that child 
is his Father's and his mother's child. 
He rejoices the more. He meets a 
friend. What will he do ? He will tell 
it because it is good news which be- 
longs to all the family. When he gets 
to that child he wiU take it up and 
speak pleasantly to it. He is not care- 
ful as to who is there and who sees 
him embrace that little one nor who 
hears him claim the relationship. He 
rejoices and wants all the household to 
rejoice with him because a new child 
is born. 

If that child were a bastard lie 
would not be so. He would be so hu- 
miliated that he would not want to be 
in company nor for any to mention the 
matter to him. 

Even so ^Yhen we hear that one has 
been born again we are not careful to 
keep that news all to ourselves. Vv^e 
want others to know of the good work 
of God and we love to tell it. We are 
all guilty of that, or those are w^ho are 
commanded to spread the glad tidings. 
Even the angels could not keep the 
secret when Jesus was born. They came 
in a great multitude and told of the 
visitation of the Bethlehem Babe. A 



star was sent to announce the event. 
Thus there was rejoicing in heaven 
and earth. Is it not so when one is 
born of that incorruptable seed by the 
word of God which liveth and abideta 
forever? Bless the Lord! 

When I hear that one has been born 
of God I want to see that one, i' want 
to hear the heavenly cry, i want to 
give them the right hand of fellowship, 
I want to tell it to others because i 
love that one. He or she is in tlie fam- 
ily, born tliere a child, an heir of God 
and a joint heir with Jesus Christ, i 
feel no reserve in telling to nor of that 
one in any company because they are 
not bastards but sons. 

The Lord bless us and give us grace 
to love Him and one another. 

Your brother in a good hope through 
grace, 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



LIFE AND EXPERIENCE OF MRS. 
SARAH HAMILTON. 

(Republished by Request.) 
The following remarkable experience 
is an authentic narrative beyond a 
doubt, it has be'.'ii printed many times, 
and at different places; and yet, com- 
paratively speaking, but few persons 
have ever persued it, and such as have, 
will be compensated for looking over 
it again. The rich di.splay of the sov- 
ereign grace exhibited in the experience 
of the subject of narrative will interest 
every serious reader 

I was born in Frankford, in Germ- 
any, in 1745. In the seventh year of 
my age my father came to Charleston, 
in South Carolina. His name was 
George Beckhouse, by profession a 
Roman Catholic. He lived at Char- 
leston ixntil I was about sixteen years 
of age, when I was married to Mr. 
Alexander Hamilton, an eminent mer- 



ZION'S LANDMAEK. 



269 



chant, who iu the contest between 
Britain and America, was shot dead hi 
his own house, which was consumed 
by fire. In this distressing situation, 
having no children except an adopted 
daughter, and contemplati]ig on my 
misfortune, my best friend with all 
our substance snatched from me, as it 
were, in an instant, created in me a 
new and awful sensation, which is be- 
yond my power to relate. I then fied 
to a rich uncle for an asylum, who 
treated me with the greatest respect 
and attention, and welcomed me to his 
house and servants, with all the ac- 
commodations that they could yield or 
alford. He offered to make me his 
heir, and directed his servants to treat 
me with all the kindness and respect as 
though they were really mine. I lived 
there with the enjoyment of all the 
comfort this world could attord, but 
was still disconsolate in consideration 
of my heavy loss, and dressed my;. elf iu 
mourning, and thus passed througii 
some lonesome days and wearisome 
nights for a considerable time. At 
length, being desirous to obtain some 
relief, I went to a theatre or play- 
house, where I saw divers plays acted 
on the stage, and one in particular ex- 
hibited General Washington and Lady 
Montgomery, whose husband was kill- 
ed in battle in Canada and the agita- 
tion that she manifested in the scene 
brought the death of my husband to 
my mind with such powerful effect 
that 1 nearly fainted The shortness 
of life, and certainly of death, the 
faded nature of all worldly enjoy- 
ments were then plain to my view, and 
raiy distress was inexpressible. I went 
home, took my bed with a heavy 
heart, drowned in melancholy, and 
with pensive mind and wearied limbs, 
1 fell asleep and dreamed. 

(Although some people may make 
light of all dreams, yet 1 would beg 
pardon for inserting this, for it was 



peculiarly interesting to me, howeve. 
foolish it may look to others.) 

1 thought 1 was in as beautiful a 
place as 1 ever saw ; where there were 
all the most truly delightful and fash- 
ionable things in the vv^orld ; also cards 
and dice, plays 1 had been familiar 
with in my younger days. We drank 
wine out of golden bowls, and had 
everything the world deems delight- 
ful. I sat at the card-table with an 
Episcopalia)! priest, and took a golden 
bowl, and drank a health to him, and 
then casting my eyes forward, 1 beheld 
a beautiful field adorned \\ itli lluwers 
of various kinds and tine olui s, and a 
great company of shining people, 
dressed in white robes, with white 
palms in their hands. They all sang 
with nielddioiis lianiiDiiy, siieli sing- 
ing as I had never lieard hefoiv. 1 
saw also the aii-vly tVoin li.^aven j.nn- 
in- their sun-s with llieni. Tiie mel- 
ody, unioii, and haJ-inony of the seeiie 
was tnily iiiexi)r.'sMhh'. ! the,, h.ok- 
ed on tlie before-mentioned pn.'st, and 
he looked ])iaek and veiy d..a-;r, ahle, 
and myself likewise. I then said to 
them, "1 must be gone." As soon as 
1 rose up i saw a great wall between me 
and the shining ones, the materials of 
which seemed to be of metal, stone, 
and glass. As 1 looked earnestly, 1 
.saw a place where 1 could get through, 
only 1 must take off an extravagant 
iiead-dress which 1 had on. i was de- 
termined that no ornaments in the 
world should hinder me from the en- 
joyment of so happy a situation as f 
saw at the other side of the wall,, or 
to deliver me from my disagreeable 
comj_:)any. So I cast my head-dress in- 
to the fire, and came to the Avail ; but I 
discovered a great sea before me, and 
must of necessity pass through it in or- 
der to get to that beautiful field. 
While 1 was meditating how I should 
get through the sea, a negro 
came and pushed me into it; and it 



270 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



was very boisterous, and the waves 
were so liigli that i was soon driven 
ashore on dry land again. The captain 
of these shinniy ones then eauie to me 
and said, "Lo, ye see a beautiiui 
place I answered, ••\es." It was 
as large as this globe, but it was still 
above this world, and had seats of solid 
gold all around it. And this beautiful 
mau asked me if 1 saw tiie golden 
seats. 1 told him 1 did. lie tola me i 
should have oue of these seats provided 
1 conquered my enemies And i went 
with the greatest joy expressible, and 
there oi)eiied a bottomless pit immed- 
iately before me, and the mouth of the 
pit reached from wall to wall ; and 
about three stories down there was a 
beam, and Avith grief I thought it was 
impossible for me to get to the palace. 
As 1 made a turn to go back the 
ground gave way from uuder me, and 
1 fell into the dism,'al pit, but happen- 
ed to hit upon this beam, and there I 
sat three days. Then there came an- 
other man from these shining ones 
and asked iiie what 1 Avas doing there. 
I told him the pit was deep, and I could 
not get out, and then he put his hand 
in his pocket and took out a small ball 
of thread, and told me to take hold of 
one end of it. 1 told him 1 was afraid 
the thread would break, and 1 should 
be entirely lost ; but he told me to take 
hold, nevertheless, for this was Christ 
the Koek. 1 got hold of it with both 
hands, and to my inexpressible joy, 
was immediately out of the horribK' 
l^it. 1 then awoke, and beiiold, it was 
a dream. 

After some months' meditation on 
my dream 1 fell asleep, and dreamed 
the same dream over again, and also a 
third time. This l)r(niglit me to such 
serious i'o'Iim tioiis that I hardly dared 
to slee]) at all, yet was at a loss, for the 
interpretation of my dream. I arose 
very early one morning, and went to 
my uncle and aunt, and told them that 



1 saw my uncle and aunt, the priest, 
and the people, extremely black in a 
dream, and that 1 felt very much con- 
cerned about it ; but not so much as to 
prevent my going to balls and other 
public places, where they asked me to 
tell my dream^ out of curiosity. J ac- 
cordingly told it to them frequently; 
and after a while my troubles entirely 
left me. But in aoout a year and nine 
months, there came a gentleman from 
Georgia to visit me. lie was a very 
rich man, and possessed wealth in 
abundance. The second time he visit- 
ed me he invited my uncle and aunt, 
and myself to visit him, and see his 
plantation. Accordingly we all went 
together, and beheld his situation, 
which was truly elegant. His house 
was very large, and ornamented inside 
and out; on the top there was a bal- 
cony, and a summer seat therein. As 
he led me to the summer seat, I thought 
of my dream. We returned home from 
our visit well suited with the place. 
The third time he came to visit me, \u- 
brought me just such a head-drcs ;i . I 
dreamed about, and it pleased iiic. We 
concluded to marry, and appointed a 
certain tim.j wlieii the nuptial ceremony 
should be soleninizcd. 

But about that time there was a peo- 
ple called Bai)tists lu that place, who 
were ridicuhd and all manner of evil 
spoken a<jaii:sl them. 1 confess that 
I hated vci'v si-lit of tiiem, and 
had it bi'cn in iii.y i)ower, 1 would have 
soon banished them out of sight, and 
the country too. The aforesaid gen- 
tleman took a walk one day, and when 
he returaed he told my uncle that one 
of his slaves was going to be dipped by 
a man who looked more like a hang- 
man than a priest. This much dis- 
pleased me. 1 immediately replied, 
that I wondered gentlemen of note 
would suffer such fellows to go about 
the country cheating poor, ignorant 
people in such a manner. My uncle 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



271 



said he woulcl go and tlog the slave 
home, and not ^iufiter the dirty wench 
to be so deluded, were it not that a 
gentleman had appointed that day to 
visit him. 1 told him I would go if he 
would furnish me with a carriage. Ac- 
cordingly 1 Avent. 1 no sooner came to 
the place that 1 saw the minister, and 
knew immediately, although I had 
never seen him before, that it was the 
same man 1 saw in my dream tliat 
handed me the of t'iiread and help- 
ed me out of tile pit. Tiir si-ln of this 
man so affected my mind that 1 was as 
one thunderstruck. He was the very 
one whom 1 saw among the shining 
throng of l!a]ipy people, and I among 
the cursed Maek erew. 1 then thought 
I was cui'sed in every deed, which fluBg 
me immediately almost ijito dispair, 
and in the greatest agony, 1 fell to the 
earth. Viewing myself undone for- 
ever, and eternally lost, I was in the 
most deplorable situation conceivable, 
and despaired of ever going from that 
place. I thought that the earth was 
just about to swallow me up alive into 
everlasting destruction, both soul and 
body, and really expected to fall 
straightway into the bottomless pit, 
where there was no recovery. My dis- 
tress was so great that people discov- 
ered it, and sought means to recover 
me, but in vain, for my distress was of 
such a nature that medical assistance 
was entirely baffled : I fainted and fell 
to the ground. They lifted me into 
the coach again, and carried me home 
to my uncle's house. A great company 
of people fclloAvod me. This situation 
of m.ine frre;itly exasperated the minds 
of the S. me swore they would 

kill tin iiiiiii; t.'i-, l)eeause they supposed 
he had hew itcln d me, and my uncle im- 
mediatrjy s; nt for the Romish priest 
to disjx l till witchcraft from me ; but 
his present' was very disagreeable to 
me. I told him to begone, for we were 
all going to hell together. 



Another minister then came to me, 
but I could not bear the sight of him 
neither, for it appealed to me he had 
helped me to commit the unpardonable 
sin. I told him to begone quick, and 
that he was a wicked wretch, and a 
A\(tlf in sheep's clothing; that he would 
neither go to heaven himself nor let 
others, and as he was turning to go 
from me, my aunt told him not to 
iihiiid what 1 said, for 1 -was crazy. 
Then the minister began tn w c'l) to see 
me in sucli.a condition, and ;>dvi-e(l my 
uncle to send for the Baptist muiister 
to see if he could take the witchcraft 
from me. He accordingly sent for him 
seventy-five miles. The minister came 
— they set victuals and drink on the 
table for him, but dared not let even 
a servant go into the room where he 
was, lest he should bewitch them also. 
At length he came to speak with me, 
and ask me how 1 was. I told him I 
Avas a poor, miseralde, lost creature. 
He told me if I was lost, 1 was one of 
those very persons whom Christ died 
for, and came to seek and to save. I 
told him that was impossible, for I had 
committed tlie uni)ar(lonable sin. He 
said he thnn^jht il w as my mistake, for 
I did not kiniw eimugli. After he had 
talked some time, he i)ut his hand into 
his pocket, and took out the New Tes- 
tament. It was the first I ever saw. He 
ua.l the ^hird chai)ter of ]\lark, and 
gave hi-: mind concerning the unpard- 
oind)l( sin.. He I oid me he was going 
to vjsit a <;os|>el s;i nei-, whose case he 
thouglit iiMi -li ^v^'rse tlian mine, 
which fri;jhlened no' very much in- 
deed; for 1 thought he did not under- 
stand my case at all. He said God 
willing, he would see me again tomor- 
row. 1 said, "Pray, sir, don't forg(*t 
me!" and v hen he saw me so afflict- 
ed, he said, "Shall I pray for you be- 
fore I go?" I answered, "Yes." 
"What shall I pray for?" he asked. I 
told him to pray that the Lord might 



272 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



have mercy on me. With these words 
he seemed affected, which gave me to 
understand that he thought there was 
no mercy for me. But he knelt down 
and prayed. I knelt also, and when he 
spoke of the spotless purity of God, 
before whom sinless angels veiled their 
faces, crying, "Holy, holy, is the Lord 
God Almighty," and that the holiness 
and purity of God filled immensity, I 
thought it was impossible that I could 
have mercy. And when he had finish- 
ed his prayer he went away.- After he 
was gone, I remembered that the man 
of God told me that Christ came to 
save even the worst of sinners and I 
thought that I could not be worse than 
the vilest. I then considered that the 
spotless angels, of whom he spoke, re- 
joiced over one sinner that repenteth, 
though ever so vile. I then imagined 
myself in a great kings house, who had 
an only son, and one of the kings ser- 
vants committed a crimje worthy of 
death, and the executioner was about 
to strike the fatal blow, when the 
king's son came forward and offered 
to die that the servant might live, 
which he did, and set the servant at 
liberty, which circumstance most read- 
ily applied to my case, I thought I was 
the very servant. Surprising astonish- 
m;ent filled my soul. I beheld the Son 
of God expiring in agonies unknown, 
to gratify the malicious rage of wick- 
ed men. I thought he died to save my 
life, and rose again for my justifica- 
tion. I also viewed him as having 
died for all, but was at fir^ at a loss 
to see how he could die for so many. 
But when 1 saw and considered that 
the natural sun could shine on thous- 
ands, and each person have as great a 
share of the sun as though he were 
alone, I by similitude understood the 
mystery, that, although Christ died 
for many, yet eaJi one had a whole 
Saviour. I then saw that God could 
be just, and justify him that believeth 



in Jesus, even such a wrytch as I was. 
In this view no tongue can tell the 
ecstasy of joy that I was the subject 
of. My distress left me, and I could 
give glory to God with all my heart. I 
longed to praise him with every 
breath. My prayer was, "Lord, what 
wilt thou have me to do? Lord, speak, 
for thy servant heareth." I 
Upon my uncle and aunt hearing 
this of me, they came to the door. I 
said to them, "Dear uncle and aunt, I 
shall not go to hell, for Christ died for 
me, and I have got a whole Saviour." 
My uncle then shut the door, but my 
aunt burst into tears on hearing me 
talk on this subject. It then came in- 
to my mind that Christ was baptized 
of John in Jordan, and I must follow 
the example, and convince the world 
that I was not ashamed to own my 
Saviour before men. The next day the 
minister came, as he told me, with the 
man whom he went to visit, and I told 
them that I had found comfort, that 
Jesus had appeared for my relief, and 
that I was now willing to take him for 
my prophet, priest, and king; that I 
felt determined to obey him in all 
things; that I thought his laws and 
commands were perfectly just and de- 
lightful to every obedient soul. This 
declaration from me came so unex- 
pected to the minister that he was 
oveyjoyed, and told the other man 
that yesterday was the first time that 
ever 1' heard anything read from the 
Bible, "And now she is able to teach 
me," he said. "Glory to God in the 
highest, for he teaches as never man 
taught; neither is heavenly instruction 
dependant on human education." I 
then asked if he was willing to baptize 
me. He told me he was glad of the op- 
portunity if I desired it. I told him I 
longed to follow my Lord and Master 
down to the banks of Jordan, and that 
he would have to send for me, for I 
coiild not go to the place myself. He 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



875 



told me he would, and accordingly 
sent for me the next Lord's day morn- 
ing. When I came down to the water- 
side I related the dealings of God with 
me, which account proved instrument- 
al in God's hands of aAvakening of hf- 
teen souls.* After the baptism was 
administered, they helped me to my 
uncle's, but behold, he shut the door 
against me, and refused to let me in. I 
called to my daughter, but she gave 
me no answer. I now began to con- 
clude, he that would live godly in 
Christ Jesus, must suffer persecution. 

I Avas disowned by all my former 
friends and relations in that place, and 
the minister, seeing me in that distress- 
ed situation, pitied me, and told me 
as long as he had one shilling of money 
left I should share part of it, and de- 
sired me not to give way to trouble of 
this kind. He then carried me away, 
and paid my board for three weeks ; at 
the end of which time he came again, 
and baptized those fifteen persons be- 
fore mentioned, for they all gave great 
satisfactory evidence of the work of 
grace in their hearts, and also brought 
a carriage for me to go with him to 
North Carolina, where I lived among 
his people three years ; and a happy 
three years to my poor soul, though 
rejected by my natural relations. Yet 
I think I had daily communion with 
friends and relations, even Jesus, who 
was to me the chiefest among ten 
thousand, and altogether lovely. I 
X really enjoyed the peace of mind which 
the world can neither give nor take 
away; yea, this peace was like a river 
flowing from the hand of God. So 
great and inexpressible was this peace 
and happiness I then enjoyed, that all 
other happiness looked extremely 
j despicable and unworthy my atten- 
j tion. The world, with all its gay and 
; enticing charms, courted my affections 
'X) no purpose. T thought I had rather 
suffer afflictions with the people of 



God, than enjoy the pleasures of sin 
for a season, having respect to the re- 
compense of reward, which 1 daily en- 
joyed; esteeming the reproaches of 
Cluist greatt r riches than the treasur- 
es of Eyypl. Yea, I esteem the pres- 
ent aiilieaoiis not worthy to be com- 
j ared with liie glory that shall be re- 
vealed hereafter, and I had rather be 
a door-keeper in tlic liousc of my God 
than to dwell in the tents of wicked- 
ness, and be liossessed of all the pomp, 
grandeur, and aitiuence that this 
world can altord. 1 think, therefore, 
that however unworthy 1 may be of 
such honor, I wish to invite and exhort 
all who know not these things by hap- 
py experience, that they would try 
the experiment for themselves. You 
may think it strange that I talk as I 
do, but 0, my friends, I long for your 
happiness, long to see you rejoice in 
the hope of the glory of God; yea, I 
long to see the saints on earth, join 
their rejoicing songs of praise to God 
with the seiiiphic angels in heaven at 
the ne^\s of I he return of one more 
prodigal. 

After living three years in North 
Carolina, as 1 obsorv.'d, 1 ])e,i;-,!ii to think 
of my father and his family, all buried 
in misery and popish snjierstition, and 
willfully ignorant. I thought if it 
Avei e possible, in case 1 could see them, 
that 1 might be an instrument in God's 
hands of lefiding them to a considera- 
tion of the folly of their ways. I there- 
fore felt very anxious about the mat- 
ter. I also felt a natural affection for 
them. I also considered that my father 
was a rich man, and I, in a dependent 
situation, kneiv that if he had not lost 
his former regard for me, he would 
help me, notwithstanding our .differ- 
enees of o]Ti:.ion, and that he would de- 
liglit to have me live with him. When 
1' told my intentions to the brethren, 
they told me that I need not go aAvay 
on account of being burdensome to 



274 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



them, for they were willing I should 
live with tlum as long as i wislied ; 
that 1 Ufvd not regard their expense, 
for they had as lief maintain nie as 
one of their own ehildren; for tiiey 
said we were one, but still, if 1 Lould 
not content myself to stay, that they 
would help me, which they did. 1 
thanked them, and took my leave. 1 
rode in a carriage, and the driver eon- 
ducted very disagreeably. I resented 
his conduct towards me, and was ang- 
ry with him, which gave me scrui)les. 
1 was filled with doubts concerning 
myself, and began to think 1 was not 
a Christian, but a mere hyi)ocrite, and 
had been trying to deceive myself and 
others, but 1 could not deceive tJod, 
for he knoweth all things. 1 had 
thought 1 never should l)e angry again, 
let what would happen to nn\ This 
gave great anxiety of mind, wiiich 
lasted for a considei'able time. We at 
length arrived within tlircc miles of 
my father's house, whei-e 1 stu])])ed in 
hopes that my fatliev v.()iild send foi' 
me to come home. Tlie next day my 
brother came to the hnr cr- v, here I 
was, and the women of tlic house told 
me. The reader can hardly imagine 
the joy I felt to see my brother again, 
whom I had not seen for many years. I 
thought he would rejoice also to see 
me, and therefore went to meet him, 
and held out my hand as a token of 
friendship ; but, shocking to relate, I 
saw in his face signs of disapproba- 
tion. He frowned, stepped back, and 
refused to give his hand, and said to 
me, "My father says you shall not en- 
ter his house, for you are a disgrace to 
the whole family. He esteems you as 
a runaway and deluded heretic." j 
These reflections from my brother, 
you may ^\ ell think, excited powerful 
sensations in my mind ; to be disowned 
by my brother and called a heretic. 
Now came a fair trial of my faith and 
confidence in God. T concluded that the 



cause of their alienation of affection 
from me was because 1 was a Chris- 
tian, and if so, it would become me to 
act like Christ, w ho, when he was re- 
viletl, reviled Jiot again, and when he 
was i)ersecutcd, threatened not. 1 
Ihiidv 1 can truly say, that all he said 
to me only served to engage my soul 
to give glory to God, that 1 was count- 
ed worthy to suffer for Christ's sake, 
'\\iiich i, through grace, was determin- 
ed to do. l>ut Satan tempted me to 
gi\'e up my determination to live de- 
voted to Cod, and I was almost tempt- 
ed to go to my father and feign a re- 
l»entan( (■ oi my dissenting from the 
h'omish church. But no sooner had I 
looketl into the consequences of it, than 
I took up my Testament which my 
hreth.ren iiad given me, and had a de- 
sire to r'ad some directions from God 
what to d't, and the first sentence 1 
read was, '^Ite that forsaketh not 
father and mother for my sake, is 
not worthy of me;" and immediately 
I saw my duty plainly, and felt resolv- 
ed Ml ol)e\ Ood rather than man. 
Nev;'rtiud(>s 1 thought I would go to 
tin- Komish chureh, where I might see 
lu}- father, and that he might see me 
also; peradventure all his parental af- 
fections wi-re not lost, and when he 
saw me in a reduced state of poverty 
and distress, it might possibly affect 
his heart; I accordingly Avent, but 0, 
hoAV my heart ached to see those stupid 
mortals bowing to their images and 
priests, expecting they had power to 
pardon sin. Shocking thought! I even 
trembled at the sigh.t, and could hardly 
content myself. As soon as the exer- 
cise was over my father came out. I 
went to him, but was so overcome that 
I could not speak for some time. At 
length I recovered strength, but could 
not forbear screaming, and fell down 
before him. But instead of exciting 
pity in him, he turned from me, as 
from a heretic unworthy of his notice, 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



275 



and would say uothing to me. I then 
went home again, and hired my board 
for a sliorl timL' \vith what money i 
liad left wJiich my brother had given 
me for the expenses of the Journey. 
ISoon after, my iatlier whom I still 
hoped had not lost r.-gard for me, 
sent a gentlt hudi in nic, avIio addressed 
me in the 1< IId-'A iiiu' l;'n,i;iiagi' : 

'•.Mrs. ]l;imilt ill. y;nii' iK.iiojvd fatlier 
.sent 1. ■ , ' , \ oil liie eunuition 

on \ i ■ , I'lv.' you as his 

eliil' . yivr you all your 

pasi ui L,. < I III Jiiily, w iiieli should 
not oi.ee be uientioued against, you. In 
case you euniply \ou must relurii to 

the r',;ir. v" ^ . • ,- 'i:iVr I'e^ 



frantie iioUuns <>i 
Christianity, as yoii < 
shall beeoine his beln 
if not, you mu-st ex; 
him, not even to i 
ter, for he is delej iii 
yon in I- . - ■ \ .'i 
" I ■ 



pos 



, for 



m.\- .1 - J . i-M il w iili the 

re- 1 , ;mil also tliat my 

looi-. 1 !i;it :dl who saw 

us wonl,i ix :.M i] eri-tainty that I 

v.-as really I, is ehiid. i'.ut notwith- 
standing all my emifidenee, I consider- 
ed I must of a necessity- leave that 
place soon, ni(,,iey was all 

spent, and \. \: v 1m li, <■ I did not 
knoAv, beiii" < ' : m v chreJ iaii 

friends tie ui muid 

of Nieod.-i,i , ..I !as Loi'd 

by night. iUt\ mih i i great trouble 

of mind. 1 feai . ■] I was like Judas, 
who denied and I, ei rayed his Lord for 
filthy lucre's sake, iu consideration of 
the temptatioii of which 1 spoke before 
concerning my going back to the Rom- 
ish church with a ]i(; in my mouth, 
notwithstanding I thought to serve 
God privately, which 1 now disap- 



proved with great indignation. How- 
ever, my father was unwilling to give 
the matter over so without another 
trial to reelaim me from heresy, as he 
named it. lie therefore employed a 
Ivomisli priest and a certain Mr. Smith, 
who lived near me at that time; crafty 
men indeed, i had already lived there 
until my mcney was about gone, and 
my clothes were then selling at a low 
rate, almost nothing, and in this mel- 
ancholy situation, not a friend to 
whom to tell my troubles, 1 had none 
but God to whom to appeal for redress 
of grievance. Tlie \\ onuin of the house 
wher(; 1 li\cd seldom spoke to me on 
any subjcri \n iiatexci'. in this forlorn 
-111 Mil en \\1 I -I'" to uo or what to do 1 
roiilii le.i li II. (Jne eonsideration still 
( (U/itoi trd ii.f, J \ ieA\ed God to be my 
frjend, and would deliver me out of 
all my trouble in his own way, so 1 
felt w dling to place m.y dependence on 
linn. One day, to my great astonish- 
ment, niy landlady invited me to go 
with inn- on a visit. "Come," said she, 
"Mrs. Hamilton, and go with me to 
visit i\Irs. Smith to-day. Perhaps it 
may have a tendency to shake olf this 
sober melancholy that seems thus to 
hang about you." 1 accepted the in- 
vitation, not thinking of any plot 
against me. Mr. yniith began soon 
after 1 went in to talk with me con- 
cerning my faith and dissenting from 
the Romish church. I asked him if he 
believed tlie Bible. "I hope so," said 
he. "Well, you recollect, sir, in Reve- 
lation, hoAv St. John attempted to fall 
down and worship the angel, who said, 
'See, thou do it not, worship God.' 
Now, if John was forbidden to wor- 
ship the holy angel, shall, or can I fall 
down and worship a sinful priest? 
Jesus died and shed his blood to pard- 
on my sins, and make an atonement, 
and now sits as an intercessor at God's 
right hand. God forbid, therefore, 
that 1 should worship any other than 



276 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



the living and true Uod." Upon ^\■llic]^ 
the Konuish pi'ii^st sprang frum b*'liind 
a eurliiin, \^ lu-i'o he luid been concral- 
ed, in tiie gicate.st haste Qf passion 
imaginable. 

It so frightened me to see a man in 
such a rage that 1 rose to go out of his 
sight; but it dropped into my mind 
that there was now an opportunity 
when God would display his po^ver, 
and that if the Lord would help me, I 
would now speak in vindication of his 
cause. I accordingly stepped back, 
and I really believe that the Lord as- 
sisted ;jie in discharging my duty at 
that time; yet, notwitlistanding all 
that was said, he accosted me with 
rough language, -wliich is niincccs.sary 
to repeat. At tliis tiiiic Air. Smith was 
so enraged, I saw he would turn me 
out of his house. 1 therefore went out 
of my OAvn accord, and 1 believe if ever 
I prayed to God in my life, it was 
then. I had strength from God to 
talk to them, and my tongue seemed 
to be let loose, and my heart was en- 
larged. It seemed that my nuuitli wiis 
filled with arguments. The Scriptures 
flowed into my mind, text after text, 
as though the Bible was committed to 
my memory. It being in the city about 
two hundred collected beiorc 1 was 
done speaking, after v/hich 1 rclui'ncd 
to my former residence. But my 
brother being fixed agahist me and the 
Protestant religion, raised a mob of 
considerable number to take me away 
by force, and what they would have 
been suffered to do had they prevailed 
in their design, the Lord only knows. 
But happily for me, the man of the 
house, fearing he should meet with 
difficulty in the case, took me privately 
out to a back place, Avhere he had a 
horse prepared with a man's saddle on 
him, the first horse I ever rode in my 
life. I rod.^ as I could, and he led the 
horse seven miles, and left me with a 
Presbyterian minister, where I was 



treated with great respect and friend- 
ship, lie told him how it was, and 
nuule lum j romise not to tell who 
brought me there. The minister con- 
cealed me in an ujoper room, and said 
he would expose his life to save me in 
case of need; therefore he told me to 
fear nothing. The next Sabbath he 
■w ent to meeting, and informed the peo- 
ple conceining me, and they contribut- 
ed lit i ceil dollars to my relief. After 
these tilings it came into my mind that 
my adopted daughter, who was then 
living in Springfield, Vermont, if I 
could find her, would afford me a 
home the little time I had to live in 
this troublesome world. With the as- 
sistance of my brethren from place to 
place, I at last arrived at Springfield, 
where I found to my grief that my 
daughter was dead, and her husband 
moved out of the country. But still I 
■wish to inform my readers that relig- 
ion shall, through God's assistance, be 
my principal object, for I sincerely be- 
lieve there is nothing more worthy of 
our highest regard and attention. And 
1 resolved to pray for Zion still, let 
what will become of me. / 

SARAH HAMILTON. 
Woodstock, Sept. 26, 1803. 

N. B. — Mrs. Hamilton, during the 
latter part of her life, resided at 
Woodstock, Vermont, among her 
Christian friends. She died Novem- 
ber 20, 1806. 



FOR INFORMATION. 

For informatioa and for refsrenci: 
we would be pleased to hare a Hinnte 
0.* every Primitive Baptisit Assoei^tion 
in America and will thank the Cierks 
of the various Associations t-o forward 
one to me at their earliest poesibU 
convenience. 

P. D. S 

Wilson^ N. G. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



277 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"Remove not 


the ancient landmark 


which thy 


fathers have set." 


P. D. GOLD, 


Wilson, N. C. 


P G LESTER 




VOL. XLLX. 


Xr.AIl^EK 12 


Entered at the 


pc5toii'ice at Wilson a» 


second 


class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, MAY 1, 191G. 



EDITORIAL. 

BE ASTONISHED. 

"Thus they changed their glory into 
the similitude of an ox that eateth 
grass," Psa. 106:20. 

What strange contrasts, and what 
sad, rebelious dis])lays of the conduct 
of the children oL' lsi<!el, after the 
most wonderful displays of the Lord's 
goodness, power and mercies to this 
people. It is a record of the Lord's 
goodness, and of Israel's ingratitude 
and baseness. In reading this ( iiapter, 
and the history of the eondm i i,: 
Israel, there is a display of the scrip- 
ture, "0 Israel, thou hast destroyed 
thyself; but in me is thine help," 
Rosea 13:9. 

The record concerning the Israel- 
ites sets forth the mercies, the bless- 
ings, the chastenings, the judgments, 
the rebukes, the deliverances, the 
long suffering of the Lord God. What 
shall be said by way of apology, ex- 
cuse, explanation or mitigation in be- 
half of the descendants of Abraham 
for their doings? 



"Hear 0 heavens, and give ear 0 
earth : for the Lord hath spoken, I 
have uourislied and brougiit up eiiil- 
dreu, and they have rebelled against 
me," Isa. 1 ;2. 

■"What could iiave been done more 
to my vineyard, that 1 have not done 
in It ? AVherefore when I looked that 
it sliould bring forth grapes, brought 
it forth wild grapes T' Isai. 5:4. 

What a wonderful man Joseph was 
who was sent before the children of 
Israel to prepare and provide susten- 
ance and a goodly place for Israel 
when tliey went down into the land 
of Ilam to sojoui'n. Joseph a goodly 
man was sold by his brethren of envy 
into Egypt, thinking to escape the ef- 
fect of God. They meant it foi' evil. 
Josepli was evily entreated, falsely ac- 
eusetl, appearing as a eriniinal, loaded 
with ealum;i\-, but patiently enduring. 
His feet we]e iin'de fast in tiie stocks, 
that he should hf ])ic[).uvd to teach 
wisdom to tlie scn.itors of Egyi)t, and 
be ready to liandii' with wisdom and 
great skill the I'.iod of the seven years 
of anuizing jilenty, tluit the fruitful 
Nile brought forth, and gather and 
save that great plenty to feed the 
Avoi'ld in the greatest famine known in 
lii^' ' ' onducting this matter 

whole world into trib- 
li' ill and great conducting 

of till-, ciiuir matter as a temporal 
r'a-, ioiir of IIk.' world. 

Jacob Willi all the descendants of 
Abraham w(ne provided with the fat 
of the land of Egypt, wliicli nourished 
all of them during the famine. 

Israel multi])lied rapidly in Egypt, 
and filled the land until Pharaoh be- 
gan to fear from their rapid increase 
that they might become dangerous, 
and he began to deal subtilely and op- 
pressively with Israel. Pharaoh in- 
creased the burdens of Israel who 
cried unto the Lord. He sent Moses 
and Aaron to deliver them. The Lord 



278 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



poured out judgments so manifestly in 
favor of Israel, and so blasting lo tiie 
Egyptians, that all could see the luinti 
of God against Egypt and in iavor of 
Israel. The Lord caused frogs to 
dwell in tha houses of royal Egyptians. 
He sent swarms of tlies to afflict tiiem. 
He sent lice to cover and punisii their 
bodies. He destroyed tlieir crup's, im- 
poverished their land, and swcp; oiT 
all their sustenance. At th<j sanu- 
time he shielded the Jsraelites so that 
all could see that the Lord put a diL- 
ference between the two races. 

When the time came to deliver 
Israel with a high hand and an out- 
stretched arm, he divided the Red Sea, 
and Israel went across the sea dry- 
shod, not one left behind. Pharaoh's 
army attempting to follow were 
drowned, not one escaping. 

So marvelous was this divine inter- 
position that all Israel joined in the 
song of praise to the Lord God who so 
gloriously delivered his people, and 
they said that God is glorious ni holi- 
ness, fearful in praises, doing Avond- 
ers. 

There are two things so forcibly 
brought to view that it would seem 
that they would be held firm in the 
mind and heart of the Israelites. One 
is that the Egyptian gods are not of 
any power. The judgments of the 
Lord God are poured out on :dl tiu'sc 
false gods,, proving that they are 
nothing but fraiul and d'X'Cjjtion. The 
Egyptians a\ orsliijxd tiic rwcv Xilc, 
fishes, fruii:-, citllc, lice, whatever 
punished or afflicted tliem, or nour- 
ished them, or fed them, or clothed 
them. All of these things in their 
place are hlcs'- iiip-.-., but they liave no 
power ovci- the 1nic Cod. The judg- 
ments of tlic Lord wci-e ])ou:'('d out 
on all these objects to show to Israel 
and to the Egyptians that they are not 
God in any sense. 

The judgments of the Lord God 



showed so clearly also that there is no 
liod but th'; Lord of lieaven and earth, 
who does his will in the army of 
heaven and among the inhabitants of 
the earth. 

Wdl Lrael remember this^ Will 
they evci- forget how the Lord tri- 
umphed yioiiou:;]} over t!ie horse and 
liis rider, iuid ,so delivered diis own 
l)eoi)le whom he loved tiiat they should 
have no false gods, and be so prohted 
by his teaching and his (iisphsy of 
power that they vvoul{l have no false 
gods, but cleave unto the Lord with 
full i)urpose of lieart, and be forever 
eiu'ed of idolatry. 

But no, iniquity is bound up in the 
heart of man, and Jt requnres oidy cir- 
cumstances oeeuring to make it mani- 
fest that the heart of man is prone to 
5in as the sp.arks are to lly upward. 

As Israel sung that song eelet)iating 
this most wonderful deli verai:ce as if 
a new recoid of liiiie had begun, as the 
beginning of days it would be regard- 
ed. lUit how soon Israel bc'rins to 
murnuu'. As soon as ma';',''.^ began 
to be conti'aiy to wli:i1 th.y d.esired 
and expected, ;is soon a-, liic -water 
was hit id', and tliey coahl n^.l drink 
it tliey rei:!. nd)cr(!l the swecl water' 
of the" .Vile, as soon as they iiad no 
food they icuieiubeivd Wu: j.lerdy of 
Egy])t. and turned \n\ck \,i their heai't 
to Egypt, s!;<A\ ing that Ihey liatl an 
evil heart of uid)elief in de])arting 
from the living (iod. 

The Lord was a i^resent lielp in 
time of troid)le. He spi'ead tlie jiiilar 
of cloud over tliem to cover them from 
the heat of tlie liurning sun in the des- 
ei't. He lighted a jiillar of fire by 
night to guide thorn in the darkness of 
the night. He caused the Rock 
(Christ) to follow them all during the 
wandering in the wihlernoss, where 
there is no '\\ater. I'.nt they wanted 
the springs and streams they could 
see. They had an evil heart of unbe- 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



279 



lief ill departing- from the living God. 

They were murmurers, couiplaiuery, 
chiding with Moses. They rejected 
Moses and in iieart they turned back 
to Egypt. AVoisc' than Lots wife look- 
ing back and lM_-;;()iniiig- a iiiMar of sait. 
they became leprous, disc-is-d. lull or' 
sores from liead to foot wiih no ;soumi 
spot in them, tlius showing that tin- 
whole hviid is sick, tin' whole heart is 
faint and there is no soundness in 
them. 

It would seem that the experience 
of an Israelite Vvould cause him to 
cleave to tlie li-,ith. dwell in tin- st rdu-- 
hold t'lat tlivir is only one Iroe. ,.ver- 
lastinj: <iod. But v/e have an evil 
heart of iinl.elii-f in departing- from 
the living- (lixl. W" jailir" by apjiear- 
ances, tl:e ■ ' ^'^ '-an not see 
within. ( ) I is mislead- 

ing, l^'or i,: tarried 40 

days in ]\It. Siiiai in awi'id solemnities 
of its thunder and lightning. The 
Israelites wished to advance, to rush 
on to the promise land. They did not 
wish to tarry and linger at the foot of 
that mount while God's law was thun- 
dering thou shall have no other gods 
before me, but said to Aaron, "Up, 
make us gods, which shall go before 
US: for as for liiis ^lo>es, the man that 
brought ns i^.p out of the land of Egypt 
we wot nol, ^\]lat is become of him," 
Ex. 32:1. 

The people broke off their golden 
eai'rings from their wives, their sons, 
and their daughters, and brought them 
to Aaron. He i . < i'i\-ed them and fash- 
ioned it with a graA-ing 1mo1, after he 
had made it a innlt,. i (-.If: and they 
said, these by lliy -< . O Israel Avhich 
brouglit thee np out of the land of 
Egypt. Aaron built an altar before it 
and said tomorroAv is a feast to the 
Lord. Was there a word of truth in 
this worship? Not one. Thus they 
worshipped an ox that eats grass, Psa. 
106 ;19-20. 



Israel forgot God who saved them, 
and rejected his servant Moses. They 
belie\-ed not (iod'.s word. liut Moses 
plead for them and God hearkened un- 
to :\loses. They served idols, followed 
Iho false gcds. Sn.r'jly the experience 
uf men is sneh, their eonduct is such 
that we have priM.f, line upon lire, and 
pree.'pt upon pi'eeepl, t: :it no pi.wer 
but that of the (lod nf \u-<vru and 
earth can save such siiniers as we are. 
By grace we are saved through faith, 
and that not of ourselves; for it is the 
gift of God. not of woi-ks lest any man 
should boast. We are his workman- 
ship, created in Ghrist -Tesns unto good 
works which God hath before ordain- 
ed that we should walk in them. 

If ever a case has been demonstrated 
that shoAvs the deceitfulness of the 
lieart of man, his utter bankruptcy of 
reliableness, his shameful failure to do 
what he has promised, it is shown in 
the ease of the Hebrews. Their for- 
getfulness of God's mercies, their 
treatment of his beloved J^on, their re- 
jection of his servants, the iicrcsNily of 
the suffering of the Son of God, found 
in fashion as a man. and huraliled to 
the shameful death of the cross that 
we through his poverty miglit be rich, 
it is set forth in tlie bible. 

So that Jesus Ghrist the Second Ad- 
am, the quickening Spirit, the Lord 
from heaven is our prophet, priest, 
king, our God, is our all in all, who 
is made of God unto us wisdom, right- 
eousness, sanctification and redemp- 
tion, that our glorying might be in 
him. 

P. D. G. 



ONE BORN OF GOD. 

By birth of nature one is somewhat 
acquainted with natural affairs : by 
birth from above something is known 
of divine matters. 

Surely the advantage is with those 



280 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



born of (Jod. 8upi)ose A is a natural 
man only, !! is a spii'ilual man, 

which kn(iA\s more. 15 by nature 
knows A\iial A J;i!<>\\s, l)('(';aise lie had 
the same natural liiiMli. Itut A does not 
know what B knoAvs, because he has 
never experienced anyihing- of B"s 
travail or sojourn. 

One that has been in tlic jjlace to 
learn Avhat is in this country, and also 
what is ill another country surely pos- 
sesses much that is unknown to an- 
other wh(^ has never known the bless- 
ings of such a great matter as being 
born of God. 

How is it then that the children of 
this \\ (irld are wiser in their generation 
than th.' children of light? The chil- 
dren of this world show more readi- 
ness and more alertness in acquiring a 
knowledge of the best way to manage 
the affairs of earth than the children 
of God do. One reason is that it is so 
unfashionable to forsake every thing 
dear to you here, and lay up treasure 
in heaven Avhere you have never been. 
Then too you must deny self, turn 
your back on your former countr}% 
and be hated of all men for Jesus' 
sake. A man must hate his own life, 
sacrifice the things dearest to the na- 
ture of a man, or be counted a fool for 
Christ. He must serve the true God 
that no man has ever seen or can see, 
while he turns his back on the things 
he can see, and Avhich are considered 
the most valuable things of earth. 

It is a hard fight, because the dear- 
est thing of earth must be laid down — > 
not the things that have no value. Paul 
wrote "Bu^ Avhat things were gain to 
me those T counted loss for Christ." 
Self denial is part of the good fight of 
faith. Looking at the things which 
are not seen is laying down a life 
others love so much, and seeking those 
things that bo not, or counting those 
things that be not, as though they 
were. If the substance of things not 



seen does not dwell in us then hew can 
we endure? Enoch walked Avith God 
and God took him; but before his 
translation he had this testimony that 
he pleased God, but without faith it is 
impossible to please God, for he that 
Cometh to God must believe that he is, 
and that he is a rewarder of them that 
diligently seek him. 

P. D. G. 



"Then said the high priest. Are 
these things so?" Acts 7:1. 

The charge made against Stephen 
was that he said this Jesus of Nazar- 
eth shall destioy this place, and shall 
change the customs which Moses de- 
livered us. 

The defense that Stepheii made is. 
one of wonderful power, clearness, 
and so fully showed the truth of the 
scriptures in condemning the conduct 
of the enemies of Jesus thet the ages 
and times since then have demon- 
strated the falsity of the charges that 
these enemies of the tiuth made 
against the doctrine of Jesus Christ. 

Stephen was full of faith and power 
so tiiat his a.ccusers were not able to 
resist the wisdom and t!ie spirit by 
which he spake. 

A common charge against Christ 
was that Avhat he taught was against 
good morals, and in violation of the 
law and the customs of Moses — that 
his teaching encouraged sabbath 
breaking and lawlessness. They preach- 
ed except ye be circumcised after the 
law of Moses ye cannot be saved. That 
Avas Avhat the Pharisees held. . Saul of 
Tarsus was a Pharisee, and he so hated 
Jesus and what he taught, that he ver- 
ily thought he ought to do many things 
contrary to the doctrine of Jesus of 
Nazareth. So that Saul was persecut- 
ing the followers of Jesus, and 
thought he Avas doing the will of God. 
He Avas consenting to the death of 
Stephen, and held the clothes of the 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



281 



young men that stoned him, as well as 
gave his voice or vote to kill him. 

So fond are men of taking the glory 
of salvation to themselves that they 
claim that Saul heard the prayer of 
Stephen when he cried with a loud 
voice, "Lord, lay not this sin to their 
charge," and that was the cause of his 
being saved. But Paul knew better 
than these modern contenders for hu- 
man intrumentality, who saved him, 
and why, and he himself tells us who 
saved him, and he declares that he re- 
ceived it not of man, neither by man, 
but by Jesus Christ and God the 
Father who raised him from the dead. 
See Gal. 1 chap. 

Stephen shows how the Hebrews re- 
jected Moses, worshipped a calf of 
their choosing, and in their heart turn- 
ed back into Egypt. They rebelled 
against Moses, and their murmurings 
showed that their god is not our God. 

Moses spake of Christ as the great 
prophet which they must hear. Jesus 

i himself honored Moses as a true ser- 
vant of the Lord, ^'cver did man honor 
Moses as Jesus difl, because in good 
measure, heaped vp, and pressed down, 
did he keep in spirit and in truth all 
[1 that Moses commanded. He also suf- 
[1 fered instead of the transgressors all 
\\ that their sins called for. It is writ- 
i ten, "cursed is every one that hangeth 
on a tree." So Jesus was made a curse 
for the sinner, and the sinner appears 
in his righteousness an'ayed in exceed- 
ing comeliness and beauty. 

What Jesus doeth is forever done. 
His woik remains. Stephen was full 
of the power of the Holy Ghost. Nor 
could they withstand his reasoning. 
Then they began tn accuse him, and to 
rush on him as ho. i aid I see the heav- 
ens opened, and he Son of man stand- 
I ing on the rigl ( hand of God. Here is 
a wonderful ivJ imony of Jesus the Son 
of man in ' ffiven, standing on the 
right ban I d God, and Stephen wor- 



shipped him as Lord and said, Lord 
Jesus, receive my spirit. Devout men 
took the body of Stephen and buried 
it with great lamentation. They loved 
him as a true servant of the Lord 
Jesus. But where is the spirit of 
Stephen ? It is with Jesus in glory. 
When in the end of the world the Lord 
Jesus Avill appear the second time from 
heaven with all the holy angels, and 
the spirits of just men made perfect, 
.Stephen will be among that number, 
and a body glorihed shall be given to 
every one of them, antl they shall 
awake with the likeness of the Lord 
Jesus, and shall ever be Avith the Lord, 
and sljall be satisfied when they awake 
with his likeness. 

P. D. G. 



BOOKS— BOOK OF LIFE. 

Ajiy one not considering will be sur- 
prised when hr, does consKhu' how of- 
ten tin- word book o.'cur.s in the Bible, 
which is tlic most wonderful book 
that has ever been written. Records 
are made to commit to writing matters 
which are to be preserved. AVhat is 
written in a book, and thus becomes a 
matter of record, does not eliange, but 
becomes fixed. i\Iatters of importance 
are committed to writing or fixed so 
that they become verified and do not 
lie : and such matters of record are 
established. Hence matters of record 
must not be efiPaced, nor tampered 
with. 

Tliere are many ))ooks named in the 
Bible which is itself a P>ook of books. 
The Book of Life if jvferred to in this 
book. There is the r>o„k of Life of the 
Lamb slain from the foundation of the 
Avorld, Rev. 13 :S. nnd Kev. 17:8, 
wherein it is written tli.it only those 
whose names were A\rilleii in the book 
of life from the foundation of the 
world did rot worship the scarlet col- 
ored beast full of names of blasphemy, 



282 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



and the woman (false religion, the 
mother of harlotsj who was deeked 
with gold and precious stones, arrayed 
in the splendors and wealtli of earth. 
The prophecy of tliis Book cannot lie 
added to, nor taken from: for if any 
man that lu-areth tiie words of the 
l)ropheey of this book, and if any man 
siiall add unto tliese things God shall 
add unto him tlie jilagues that are 
written in this book: and if any man 
siudl take away from ihe words of the 
book of this ])ro])hecy (lod siiail take 
away his pert out of the book of life, 
and out of the hol.y city, and from tiie 
things whieh are written ni tlus book. 
This denotes the great importanee of 
this Book. Hence none can make any 
change in this record, nor could any 
that desire to do such a thing be found 
in that Book, or have its spirit record- 
ed in his heart and life, or love this 
Book. For it is soh'iunly and safely 
guarded au.l kepi saci-ed as a :v:>led 
book. Its character, spirit and its con- 
tents are wiitten in tlie heart and life 
of every vessel of mercy that shall 
bear witness to thi truth of (lod. 

One of the woiidei'ful i;(,oks record- 
ed and refered to in the liilih- is spec- 
ially named in the r)th chaptei- of Rev- 
elation, "And 1 saw in the I'ight hand 
of him that sal on the throne a book 
written within ami on the back side, 
sealed witli seven seals. 

In the 4tli diapter the order of tlie 
worship of (iod is set forth round 
about the throne of God and the Land). 
A throne was set in heaven, and one 
sat on the throne. And round about 
the throne were four and twenty seats, 
and on these seats sat four and twenty 
elders sitting elotlied in white raiment 
denoting imrity. 

The worship of (iod fi'oni the begin- 
ning has been of th(> same order. The 
twelve tribes of Israel instantly serv- 
ing the Lord God and worshipping 
him. The twelve tribes of Israel and 



the twelve apostles of the Lamb sitting 
as judges in the church of God, de- 
claring the law of God in Zion. Also 
the four be;;sts embodying the face or 
character of a lion, a calf, the face of 
a man, and a Hying eagle — boldness, 
meekness — Irailties, and the gaze of 
the eagle, each of these beasts had six 
wings to tly and wei'e full of eyes 
within. They see the vileness in man. 
Their service day and night proclaims 
the holiness of Almighty God, and they 
east their crowns at his feet. In this 
adoration and praise all the heavenly 
host joins in adoration. 

John wept much as no man was 
found worthy or able to open this 
book, or to look thereon. But one of 
elders said unto John, Weep not ; be- 
hold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, 
the Root of David, hath prevailed to 
open the book, and to loose the seven 
seals. John beheld and lo in the midst 
of the throne, and of the four beasts, 
and in the midst of the elders, stood a 
Lamb as it had been slain, having 
seven horns and seven eyes, Avhich are 
the seven spirits of God sent forth in-" 
to all the earth. The Lamb came and 
took the Book out of the right hand 
of him that sat upon the thrcnie. Then 
the four and twenty elders, the four 
beasts, having every one liai'ps and 
golden vials full of odors, which are the 
pi-ayers oi' saints, and they sung a new 
song sa\ in;:- to the Lamb thou art 
woi'tliN- to take the Book, and to open, 
expound, tlie seals, declare the myster- 
ies of God, for thou wast slain and has 
redeemed us to God by thy blood, out 
of every kindred and tongue, and peo- 
])le, and nation, and hast made us un- 
to our God kings and priests: and we 
sliall reign on the earth. Thus all the 
lieavenly hosts such as angels as well 
as those redeemed, all join in ])raise 
and worship to God and the Lamb in 
the midst of the throne. "For unto 
which of the angels said he at any 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



283 



tune, thou yrt my fto'i. tnis day have I 
begotten llu'e: And aji'<iiii. 1 wdl he to 
him a hathcr. ajid lie snail be to me a 
bon : And aj^-.un wIk u he brmpetli m 
the lirst begotten uito tlic world, he 
sailh. and li-i \\u' ;.i)'_rl.s of (iod 
worship hiiii.- I :J;14. When 

God 1 i (h id lud 



his 



1,-. hr 
rslup 
."d of 



by tlK' rrMi, : , 
Jesus Clir)>t and <; 
ui)0ii one and tlu; 
tlie tlirone oi (.od < 

Jl us (h(l < 1 1 

tion Ironi liic dciid 
en and cai 



, I with pc 



lie hather are 
tiii'one. It is 



• ni Ih 



d h 



Jiaiid. 'i hen Pefer and the til it. r nine- 
ties answered and said ( Im 
obey Ciod rfdhci' tlnni mcM. I i ^nd ol 
our fathers , i : i ; .\ h'.iii vr 

sle>v and !■ llim ha1h 

" (jiod exall( <l , , -dd hand to 

be a I'rincc ;;; .i -n-.iuir. ior to yiv(! 
re])eiitaiice in aiid il.e forgive- 

ness of sms. .\r::- .) il . 

1 hen all iiowii-, kilo ,\ Icd'jc. undcr- 
stalldin>^■ i.nd •j'l.vv i- j.m n h> .Jesus 
to fulliJl all t,!.' v> ill oi iiod 111 (h'clar- 
inf>' and tuliiili'iu' .di l nr hiwicrv a,nd 
f^iorv oi" saiV;ii;oii, I r.v there is none 
other name uimii im Imm/iii oi- earth 
Av-herem we must he sa\e(|. neiilier is 
tliere salvation m iww other. 

1 he laws of fiod \\ i i-e w riiteii m 

Christ Jesus. Ilenee 111 is tiie law 

of the ^|),rit ot i ii; i:d 1 h;d makes lus 
peo])le jive troiri si:,, and u'raec reij^ns 
through n<ihteousness unto eternal 
lite l)y Jesus ( hnst our Lord. 

1 liere is no death in Jesus. He is 
full of -raee and tritlli. All the mem- 
bers oi Ins l.od\ were w ritten m him 
before there were anv ot them. To 



read that book, or to behold the beauty 
of the body of Christ, and the wonder- 
ful hand writing of tliat book in whieh 
tliere is nothing false mankind are 
judged out of the books by their 
works. There is a record made, an 
entry in every natural man's mind 
and ceiiseieiiee. 11.' may not seem to 
reead or remember the handwriting. 
l)Ut it \\ ill I onie into his memory when 
(jod brings a man into judgment, then 
he at once remembers his faults. The 
books hold the reeord of eveiw man's 
deeds. 

There is salvation for none except 
those \vhose names were written in the 
Lamb's book of life before the world 
began. Every one whose name was 
not found A\ritten in the Lamb's book 
of life before the foundation of the 
worh.l was east into the lake of fire. 
The deeds ot mall are not hid. They 
eaii not he hid from God who brings 
< very work into .iudginent whether it 
he good or evil. The Book of life eon- 
tains the goings forth of Jesus Christ, 
the suffering, death and resurrection of 
Jesus, the record of truth that is holy 
and good. Cod ordains peace for his 
people for he has wrought all our 
works in us. Cursed is every one that 
continueth not in all things written in 
the book of the law to do them. Jesus 
said to some, except ye believe that 
I am he ye shall die in your sins, and 
whither 1 go ye cannot come. 

Those who love the truth set forth 
in the bible have the witness in them- 
selves. They grow up into Jesus 
Christ in all things. 

"Ye are come to Mount Zion, and to 
the city of the living God, and the/ 
heavenly Jerusalem, and to the gener- 
al assembly and church of the first 
born, and to God, the Judge of all, 
and to the Spirits of just men made 
perfect. This is the family of God 
whose record is on high, whose names 
are written in the Lamb's Book of 



2S4 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



Life. They are boni oi Uod, heirs of 
God, and jr'iit lieirs witli Christ. 
, No maji MaiiL. in his own works, 
for they are eun upl. 

The famiJy oi Cod uai not ch'pend 
on an arm of liesh. It is written the 
jnst shall live by faith. 

Their reeeid is i:, heaven, if God 
be for us wh., .-an ayaiiist us.' u 
is (iod thai justilietii. it is Christ tluu 
died, yea that is risen from the dead. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries. 



J A. ME.- II. GARDNER. 



It is with 
obituary of 
II. 

lit].', 

fori\-,; 
days. 

ilr \^as I., 

and lived tin 

He leaves 
one graudeliild, and 
and frieiidv, lo inour 

His d.'a;ii ^vas a si 



)nths 



lilu 1 



and 



1 ill Wilson Co., N. 
until his death. 
Vvife, six children, 

many relatives 
his loss. 

ek to us all. He 

.)k\'sis and oniv 



lived ahour Icn iiou 
He was iiuuvi, .! U 
December 2."), iHli-l. 

He Avas a, (h'V;)i( ; 
father, a -( (xl uei-l 
body seeiii.'d U> like 
He Avas a. inciub-r 
White Oilic Pritnili-, 
He united will: 1l.e 



and, kind 
nd evevy- 



m of ti 
( hure 
Tjowi 



Black Creek, Wilson C,.;;,i1y, N. C, 
the second Sahii (h:y i ).-rr!idjer, 

1906, and was bopiiz-d following 
Sunday by Elder Geor.tie ]?:)swell. He 
moved his membership to AVhite Oak 
the first Saturday in .May, 1001, was 
chosen deacon in Augu.-,t, 1907, which 



office he hlled to the entire satisfac- 
tion of the church until his death. 

lie was a quiet unassuming lover of 
])eace, always attending his church 
with much care. He was truthful and 
honest in all his dealings with his lei- 
lowiuen. He has left behind him the 
savor ill a good name. In his last 
words -were ".May God bless you all," 
and thanked <_io(i. 

And while we a.ll inourn his loss, we 
are assured that it is iiis eternal gain. 

May we all bow in humble submis- 
sion to him who doetii all things well. 
May the Lord in his rich mi rey be 
with liis family in this sore bereave- 
ment, sustain them by his grace and 
cause them to lean upon his everlast- 
ing arms and bless this widow and 
children. 

Therefore it is so hard for his loved 
ones to give him up. He was taken 
away so suddenly. Oh that hope, that 
blessed hope, if it were not for hope 
what would become of this poor worm 
of the dust. 

May God comfort, guide and direct 
the bereaved to him in whom alone" 
comlfort is found, is the prayer of this 
poor worm. 

Farewell, dear husband, thou art gone, 

yes gone to thy heavenly home. 
There we hope to meet thee, where 

parting is not known. 
Gone from a world of trouble, reached 

a fairer shore, 
Dear one we miss thee, but w^e siiould 

weep no more. 
Though gone from us dear one to 

reign with angels above, 
To rest forever with Jesus, and sing 

redeeming love. 
We loved him, yes we loved him, but 

angels loved him more, 
And they have sweetly called him to 

yonder shining shore. 

His funeral was preached at his 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



285 



home by Elder Robert Bcswell on the 
.second day of October, 1915, to a 
large concourse of friends and rela- 
tive.s, and then laid away quietly to 
rest in the family burying ground un- 
til Jesus comes the second time, and 
raises his vile body and faslnons it 
like unto his glorious body, and then 
go home where cluu.ge.s never conic, 
to live in peace forevei'. 

Written by his bereaved widovv, 

MARTHA A. GARDNER. 



How to Treat a Cold. 

Sucli pulmonai'y diseases as colds, 
croup, hoarseness, coughs and similar 
troubles represent iuHammation of the 
organs of breathing, usually accom- 
panied by excessive secretions. 

These secretions are at tirst quite 
fluid and medication can penetrate to 
the membranes through tlie fluid. 

As evaporation occurs the secre- 
tions harden into thick and Una 11 y 
more or less solid phlegm which is 
practically impenetrable to medication 
as of necessity, such medication must 
be largely by inhalation. 

Under these conditions the problem 
is to remove the obstructions and reach 
the inflamed membranes with the prop- 
er medication. 

Mentholatum is excellent for this 
purpose. 

Its pungent volatile oils are quite 
penetrating. They excite a fresh flow 
of secretion which loosens the harden- 
ed phlegm and admits of its being 
thrown off. 

These oils then act upon the Mem- 
branes as a delicate counter-irritant, 
allaying inflammation and encourag- 
ing restoration to normal health condi- 
tions. 



ELDERS C. 0. BOAZ AND W. R. 
DODD. 

Danville— 5th Sunday night. 



Cascade — Monday (May 1) 

]\lartinsvil!e — At night. 

Spoon Creek — Tuesday. 

fc'.lia dy Grove — Wednesday. 

otuart — Thursday. 

'i'heuce to Pig River Association. 



ASSOClA'llONAL. 

' The Pig River Primitive Baptist A.-,- 
sociation v.ill convene with the church 
at River View, IP::i'y Cuunty, Va., on 
Friday before the Isl Siaulay ui :\lay, 
191G, to which we extend an "mvitatum 
to sister Associations. 

River View is near Basset t '.Station 
on N. & W. R. R. 

By order of tJie Association. 

RANDOLi'll PERDUE, 
Moderator. 

E. L. BLANKENSHIP, 

Clerk. 



Cancer Cured at the Kellam Ho«pital. 

The record of the Kallam MAspltai 
Is with'ut parallel In history, Iwrtag 
cured Tvlthout the use ef tka KnJIe, 
Acids, X-Ray or Radium, OTer ninety 
per cent, of th« many luiadreds of 
sufferers from Cancer vbtak U has 
treated durlns th» 9Mt «lglUeen 
years. We wa»^ eTery mau ana wom- 
an in the United StatM t* kaov what 
we are doing. Km. i.AUf HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St, Richmond, Va. 
Write for literature. 



FOR SALE Mu^fnVw'^iri^irieiru^t 

years. Terras l^suit 'purchaser' Cit'y oFbest 
educational facilitie.s mocierti coiiv('nienr.|r 
healtliy, ideal place of residence. Wriie "Opti- 
mist, care Jacobs & Co., Clinton. S. C. ^ 

In the light of the king's counten- 
ance is life; and his favour is as a 
cloud of the latter rain. 



IF YOU VALUE 




it. Ou the secouT'tir^' 1 thought that 1 
could notice some improvement; at the end 
of the first week my appetite and digestion 
had returned and L was much stronger; at 
the end of the third week I felt that I was 
completelj cured. That was six years ago 
and I still enjoy perfect health. 

Knowing that it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether the 
water would cure others as It had cured me. 

READ EVERY WORD OF THIS 
REMARKABLE STORY 

It is told by one who has himself ex- 
perienced the regeneration in which 
he encourages you to seek by the 
self-same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of a traveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my case as chrjnic gras- 
tritis, brought on by disease of the liver and 
complicated by kidney trouble. I consult- 
ed specialtists who confirmed his diagnosis. 
Months passed, I grew worse and was finally 
compelled to give up my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful 
cures which had resulted from drinking the 
water of a little spring in the Mineral Belt 
of South Carolina, a picture of which spring 
appears on this page. In desperation I tried 



YOUR HEALTH 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement tor me. 

Will You Believe? 

1 do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try the water tor three weeks as 
1 did. 1 estimate that 1 drank about ten gal- 
lons and 1, therefore, offer gladly to sliip you 
two live gallon demijohns on my guaramee 

Some \^,rote for proof ana 1 sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others accepted my offer without 
question. Thousands have written me re- 
porting relief and permanent cure of a great 
variety of chronic diseases. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Zion's Landmark 
to come to see me. At my desk I opened my 
mail and showed him the letters from men 
and women from all parts of the country 
who had found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and letters from phy- 
sicians explaining the curative properties of 
the water. 

I shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge to each of one thousand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ter gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saver their 
lives. 

I realized that I had discovered one of the 
world's greatest mineral springs, and I de- 
cided to devote my life to it. But how 
could I make the world listen, how could I 
make them believe my story? The precious 
water was running to waste while thousands 
were suffering. I said, I will make them be- 
lieve me by showing my faith in them and in 
the curative power of the Spring. I will tell 
them that the water shall cost them nothing 
U H fails to benefit. 

The world listened! 



that If you find that it does not benefit you 
I will promptly refund the price, which is 
only $2.00. You must promise to drink the 
water in accordance with the instructions 
which I will send you and return the empty 
demijohns. I make you ihe sole jadge as 
to whether- the water has benefited you, and 
as the Advertising Manager of this papei 
has kindly consented to guarantee my guar- 
antee to refund your money, if you are not 
benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly fret 
to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetes, nervous headache and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the disease;? 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 



Every Mail Bring Letters Like These 

Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir. As you are well aware, in 1909 I was 
suffering with Indigestion, stomach and liver 
disorders and all its train of horrifying phe- 
nomena for several months. I had lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shreded wheat, a very insuf- 
ficient diet for an active working man, and 
of course, from disease and starvation was 
In a very low state of nervous vitality and 
general debility. I ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gained 
29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well and 
have worked practically every day since. It 
acts as a general renovator of the system. I 
prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large quanti- 
ties as possible, for its properties are so hap- 
pily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disturb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

DuPont, Ga., Nov. 25, 1911. 
Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. C: Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous in- 
digestion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
than from months at Hot Springs, Ark., and 



numerous other springs. I consider it the 
very best water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va.. Nov. 24, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir — I suffered with intestinal indigestion 
and the Shivar Spring Water has cured me. 
1 would gladly recommend it to all suffering 
with indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
My father had kidney trouble last fall and he 
thought Shivar Spring Water saved his life. 
Respectfully. MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 

Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear 
Sir — I ordered 10 gallons Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter especially for my teething baby who was 
suffering with its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured l.er disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatigue, and the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 
Very respectfully, MRS. W. C. McGILL. 

Columbia, S. C., Aug. 11, 1912. 

Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.: Dear 
Sir — Until a few weeks ago my wife was a 
chronic sufferer from gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve lier pain by render- 
ing her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, pas- 
tor of Shandon Baptist church of Columbia, 
S. C, advised me to take her immediately to 
Shivar Spping. On consulting my physician 
he agreed that it would be best to do so 
without delay. In about three days after ar- 
riving at the Spring, she was apparently re- 
lieved and had regained her appetite. She 
has suffered no ill eflect of the trouble since. 
Please publish this fn the benefit of suffer- 
ers. J. P. DRAFFIN. 

P. S.— I suffered for 8 yer.rs with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. 
After using this water only a few days, I 
am entirely relieved and suffer no more ef- 
fect of the trouble whatever. 

Fill Out This Coupon and Mall It Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and en- 
close herewith tw-o dollars ,($2.00) for 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring 
Water. I agree to give It a fair trial In 
accordi nee with the Instructions which 
you will send, ?nd if I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agiee to refund the price 
in full upon the receipt of the two emp- 
ty demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

EJipress Office 

PleaM write dlstlnctl/ 



288 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



Praise ye him, all his angels : praise 
ye him, all his hosts. ^ 



Lime and Tsiberciilosis 

nr. Roberts Carlboiow, {ornier professor in 
Jetle. son Medic I College, Philadelphia, says in 
his ftUleria Medico (1895), on pace* 215 und 
216; "Clinical experier.cs h«» shown that it {re- 
ferring tcac Icium s«=it ) po»3e,^ot!ieUi-d4{lntd 
property^known alCf ri^ilv. r-«or.. ^certmn 

cretion by 'tlid 'or.':^/*/ i-i" '"^iis;-;;'i-^>,r|..r.. ' • ' 
ThetJStim ny -.x hi, ! ,ii ..e. , . fallshe^ 

t?6ii'is°certain:y\%ry TtV'iking.^'"" ' 

Tie do/^s not refer to testimony retrarding Kck 

never publicly rGcommends proprietary reme- 
dies. However, mauy eases of cousumplioji 
seem to have yielded Lo this remedy. 

Thi.s success may be due luracly to the fact 
that ill Eclcman's AlteraliTs a calcium (lime) 
salt is so combined with olb»r T&Iuabl* ingredi- 
enis as lo be easily as.iimiUlsd br the average 
person. It contains neilhar opiat*», narcotics 
nor h;ibit-formine druflrs. so issafs. Price $1 and 
82 per bottle. Sold by loadiug druegists or sent 
direct from the Laboratory. Wa would lilce to 
send yovi a booklst contilnlns Information of 
value aud referaucoi. 

ECKMAN LABORATORY. 
23 N. Seventh St. Pbiladelphia. 



lie giveth to the beast his food, and 
to the young ravens which cry. 



Velvet Beans. 

Er.rl}' flO-dry variety and shoving a 
geniiiiijiliii^' test of 90 per c.'nt. Aver- 
age s1o<'k of this varii-ty on tlie mar- 
ket (lifs iKit show over TiO to 70 per 
eeiit. AVi'ite for priees, stating quan- 
tity vanti'd If intei'ested in otlier 
field or gnrden seed, state kind and 
qnantitv and get our priees. 

KIRBY SEED CO,, Gaffney, S. 0. 



Dr. Doran's Queen Root Cordial 

The World's Best Blood Remedy for 
Ladies and Young Girls. All advice free 
and confidential. FREE Samples. General 
Agent Wanted. Write us a letter. Doran 
Drug Co., Paducah, Ky., U. S. A. 

Praise ye him, all his angels: piaise 
ye him, all his hosts. 




To Mothers. 

Don't fear croup. Keep a jar of 
Mother's Joy Salve in the house. It 
will relieve croup and break up a cold 
in ten minutes. lilade from pure 
Goose Grease, mutton suit and other 
healing ingredients. It never fails. 
If you or your child have a cough, 
just take a teaspoonful and go to bed, 
and your cough stops at once. For 
croup, rub the chest, then put it on a 
rag and tie it aroung the throat and 
go to bed. In the morning you will 
feel like a thoroughbred. If your 
merchant does not have it, send us 
twenty-five cents and get a large jar. 
Goose Grease Co., Greensboro, N. C. 




MENDLESON'^ Cuts Grease 
® flf%^ Removes Dirt 
^iCnd Makes Better Soap 
SizeS More For Your Money 

Best lye made for all household purposes. Ten 
cent size (20 oz.) will saponify eight pounds of 
grease. Made in three forms; solid, granulated 
and ball, in five and ten cent sizes. 11 you want 
the largest can of the best lye, insist upon iMEN- 
DLESON'S. Also sold in bulk for making compost. 
A. MENDLESON'S SONS, ^ ALBANY. N. Y. 




ZION'S LANDMARK 



PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 
AT 

WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 



VOL. XLIX. WILSON, N. C, MAY 15, 1916. NO. 13. 




P. D. GOLD, Mitor, 


Witoon, N. C. 


P. 0. LBSTSR, Aan. Miter 





PBB YBAJL 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHKISI 



CO^LMl'XICATION. 

Elder P. D. (J old, 

My J)eai- Brotla^' My health is 
quito (•i;iiiiii<:i,. ':(.no'li ;!s '^■.•lod ;;s 1 
ever ' ■ >:i- 

stitui: my 
weiglil (. . ■ ■ 

dred aud m - \ i- : 1 
u:nety-.sev;;ii pDiuni- in 
thank thi; (Jivcr o!' .i > : 

feet gifts that it is hd . hav- 

ing food and rainieul I \:i>]r; to h" con- 
tent. 

Brother ' n -reat 

many } ■ i.ut in 

this couiili> : yr,,,-,-,. \V(. 

have ordaiiicii j . ,1 1( ,\\ : 1 1 -^^ dilri's in 
the Pi- Ifiv.'r A ;m .•...-i.tly or 

in the last y.-.n- or s.. : KUh-y \{. L. 
Hill, Martinsvill.- ( •Inir.-i:. \'a., Elder 
J. A. Brooks, ]Sci!,rl Ciiiircli. Va., El- 
der P. J. Y\': s!!l)iii-ii, l.ratlierwcod 
Church, Va. AYe have three licensed 
preachers at River VieAV Chnrch, one 
of them being ripe for ordination. We 
also have tAvo licensed i)reaehers at 
Bethel. These hi'ctli n ii have on some 
occasions spoken well. 

Brother CoM, T v -,s M ^ssed last fall 
to altcih'l li,.' Xcw ;■ Association 
for the first time and met a large num- 
ber of brethren I had never seen be- 
fore and some I shall never see any 
more in time. 

T preached at Floyd and s])ent tin' 
night with our near hrotlnn' and sis- 
ter, P. G. Lester, wiiieh I much enjoy- 



ed. 1 also caUed on Eielo' J. JJ. and 
J^ji.ster Lrockrum and Una a pieas.ait 
\ iSit at UieU' nome. 

lirother (joid, our As.soeiation is lo 
be held at i\iver \ lew rriday ueioio 
tile hrsc ^Sunday in ..May. \n e will be 
glad indeed lur ^ou lo attend same, ii 
n(.it piovidei tiali\- luudeied, aiso brnig 
Sister ( lold with you. 

t.j ynu and lamily. 

1 am yonr l)roLher in hope of a bless- 
ed ininiortality beyond the scenes of 
the mortals of this life. 

A. B. PHILPOTT. 
Philpott, Va. y ^ il 



EXPERIENCE. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — 1 will try, in much 
meekness 1 hojx', to \vrile you some of 
what I liope have heen tlie dealings of 
the Lord with me, if nnleed He has 
ever known such a poor sinful mortal 
as I feel myself to be. 

Ever since I joined ti.e ciiureli 1 
have wanted to write my experience 
to some one to see wliethci- oi- not tlu'y 
thought it to be one of grace, for 1 
could not talk to the church which has 
caused me to often doubt my case and 
fear that I was deceiving the dear peo- 
ple of God. 

Wheii I was a little girl I thought I 
was going to die of the trouble T 
was in. I remember I stood in the door 
aiul saAV the sun set and thinking I was 
seeing it for the last time. I continued 



290 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



iu this way until i was about loui LfLu 
years old wlieu one juyni iL,iu('/ 
Kowe stayeci WJtli us aiui iie aani a 
few words to me buL i tlou I reiiU'iuaei' 
what they were, i lIiU not a,i;. 
stipper that iiigiit anel uisieaii oi > 
ing with the rest i went m m\- luw... 
and for the lirst time ui my iile tiiea 
to pray, but all i eould say A^ as, i^am 
have merey on me. 1 wnn feehng aw- 
fully bad. Brother Kowe tokl my 
mother that what 1 iiad said mad" li.m 
feel lots better and i' tliouyiit v, liai I 
said amounted to nothing. 

At eig'hteeii 1 was m,n!i;'(! aud i;iv 
husband and 1 lived togvtiier Ind foui 
years when it a\hs the l.ui-d s wiil to 
take him from me. lie hd't iiie in y/eat 
trouble but the gootl Lord streiigtiien- 
ed me to bear it and bless His holy 
name. We lived in Norfolk, Va., at 
the time and while 1 was on a visit to 
my father and motlier in North Caro- 
lina my husbai, I died and 1 lu ver S:i\v 
him again. 

Btit my dear brelliren. v^liile 1 wns 
in lots of trouble all that ti-oiil)l(' 
not to be eoiupared with sin. J I'fli ! 
otight to pray and 1 tried tlie iie,>i I 
cottid and sdiiu tiuies L would feel hi i- 
ter but wlicn the burden returned 1 
would feel worse. 

I tried to ask the Lord if I was rigid 
and was 1 fit to join the ehureli. I felt 
I was forsaken and tiie Loi'd eared 
nothing abend me, and dear bretlireu, 
that is an awful feeding. 

"How ofteii ha\e i' tliouglit 
V7hy should I longer li,.,' 
Surely the mei'ey I li;:\-e MHiglit 
Is not for .'<ueh as 1. " 

Sonndimcs 1 would rejoiee at preaeli- 
ing and ;d other time!; f would wish I 
had not gone. 

Brethren I am glad that the Al- 
mighty has all jiower. Wliat is m.iu' 
poor feebh; man? 



A voice spoke to me about fotif 
years ag,j and said, •'lio and seek sal- 
vation." 

i said, L<n-(1, whnt eaji 1 do to seek 
salvaiion. J knew 1 eouid do nothnig 
myseir. but still I was wiilnig to t;y 
anything '{<>]■ the ;ake of my sal\'atiou. 
Sometimes 1 thougiit it wns of vrorks, 
l)ut believe 1 hojie and tidnk i ha\e 
been made to believe saivadion eoims 
of gra.ee and not by v/ork;;. 

When my sister eanie to the ehurcli 
it was all I e;)idd do to sl.iy away, li; t 
I did feel so unworthy. I lei: ' 
they v/ould not have me, and • 
they baptized lier i hated to leavr 
water side, 

"Like one a 'one 1 seenud to be 
Oh, is there an>- one like me." 

And 1 went home feeling so lonely. 
That was on Wednesday, and Lridry 
morning 1 Avas praying to the Lord, it 
it eould be His will and if it e{)u!d ! ■ 
right and 1 eould see it, to free },i 
join the eluireh by tlie iiext i.i;: 
All at once this seripture eaiin'' I;, i 
"The wind bloweth where it Ir.trt i 
and thou Inarest the sound tlKM'enl'." i 
got my bible and turned right to it 
and it was so sweet to me that 1 wiU 
never be able to tell any one what joy 
I received. I put down my bible and 
picked up my hymn-book and ojiened 
it to the song which says: "Come ye 
sinners poor and needy," and oh, I did 
feel the need of Him and do tintil yet. 

I had sung that hymn lots of times 
but never like I did that morning. I 
just wanted to sing and praise His 
name all the time. Oh! if I 'cotild al- 
ways feel as I did that morning! 

And then it came upon me to tell my 
dear old mother and 1 thought I never 
cotdd tell b.er as 1 didn't want to de- 
ceive her, as T might be mistaken after 
all. 

I prayed the Lord if it was not His 



ZION'S LANDMAEE. 



291 



will for me to join the church to take 
away my desire to go. But the near^'r 
the time came for going the more an- 
xious I was to go. 

Everything went well ^\ith me the 
morning of iirfnciiinu' (la>'. \ wi'Ut, 
and if 1 over heai-d the -..sik-I i.veiiehcd 
it was that day. It M'eiii.-d tin- preacji- 
ing was right to nu>. I thought somo- 
one must have told the pi'eai'hcr some 
of my fecliiigs, and v/hcii an ojiportUii- 
ity Avas givi ;i for mcnibi-rs to join 
while tlu-y v.iM'c singing. "On dordau's 
stormy banks I stand."" it seemed I 
couldn't stay in my scat: I was up 
there before I knew it and to my great 
joy and sui'prise was received. T Avas 
baptized tlic same day. Martdi 2. 
by our beloved i)astor. Elder E. E. 
Lundy. 

"How happy are they who tlieir Sav- 
iour obey.'' 

Another dear sister came forward 
the same time and I IjelicM. shr did her 
duty. I had seen her in my d/eams so 
many times in the water with nie. I 
will here n late one of my dreanis; i' 
was at th(> chui'ch and :.ld Brother Ross 
came to nc and this sisler and :isked 
US if we had anytliin- lo say. i told 
him my cup was running ovei-. and 
dear brethren I believe it was nuide to 
run over Avhen they took me in the 
church. 

We went to church the next day and 
communed. My dear old mother wash- 
ed my feet and 1 Avashed hers. ]^)ut T 
want to be at all their feet. T eamo 
home rejoicing and after 1 tiot home 
this scripture came to me: "In my 
Father's lionse are many numsions. if 
I it were not so I would have told you. T 
I go to prepare a place for you." T got 
I my bible and found it and read the en- 
I tire chapter and received much eoni- 
I fort. 

j Dear Brethren. I have had this foi- :i 
I long time, thinking it unworthy f o ■ 
publication ,but it came upon me tliat 



you have not done yocr duty and 1 
thought I would try in tiie name of the 
Lord to send it to Brother Gold to do 
Avith as he sees fit. 

Oh, hoAv happy I feel sometimes and 
at other times hoAv lunvorthy to belong 
to as good :i people as 1 tliink the Prim- 
itive Baptists are, and oh that they 
may oidy h t me iiv.- at tindr feet. I 
feel so Vih' ;iiid p'- uie to do evil 
that I fe.-l ' t of all saints. 

There is i me. AVhen I 

Avould do :\vays present, 

but that lilii- ii r I i ;:\e 1 would no- 
take tlie Avorld for. It is all I have and 
it braces me \;p to go I'orAvard. I have 
a hope that le;uls nu' through this 
Avorld of sin and frar,-. and oh. hoAV 
sv.-eet it is to fcrl tlir sw.M'ts of thc oue 
who lioiv our sins (,n the ri'oss. 

Broth. 'r (:old. nn.y siod spare you 
manv y<:irs to sci-vr His jieople and 
when yon ;,t a thron;. „f graee re- 
meml)er nne is the sinerre wish of your 
u:iwoi;!iy si^t.'i- ;\ho if .^a^■.■d at all i-^ 
saved by gi-ace. 

MAMIE WATSON. 
Sei'antou, N. C. 



CHURCH i)is( iiMjNE on gospel 

ORDER. 

Dear Brother Gold and Brethren 
generally: I haVe been impressed for 
some time, and I hope of the Lord to 
Avrite on the above subject, though not 
that I feel competent to say anything 
that Avill be to the interest and profit 
of the Lord's people, the Primitive 
Baptists. 

In the fij'st i)]ace I Avish to ask some 
fpiestif)ns on this important subject, 
Gospel Ordei' and r;os])el LaAv or Dis- 
ci])line of the chui-ehes, not but that I 
lielioA'c the churches ami their pastors 
knoAv and nndei'staud Avhat is order 
and AAdiat Is disorder. 

Is it in order for a church or church- 
es to allow a member who refuses to 



292 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



comnmue A\itli some otlicr luciuhrr, on 
account of their reelings towards that 
member, it imt beiii<i' a peisoiKd or 
vate tresi>a.ss <ii- dlVeiise.' The iiieuiher 
or lueiiibers thus a<:<ii'ieve(l or hurt 
Avith a iiieiriher, to al)seiit themselves 
fi'om the eh.ureh, ami tlie eluireh thus 
to aUoAV a member to live in sueh ovdiT 
or disorder, and tlio ehui'i;h jz'o o;i re- 
porting- "in peace" and e(iiumuinn<i' 
and saying, let them ah)ne, he.ii- with 
them. 

AVhile I believe in foi'l.earauee there 
is a limit, and beyond '\\hieh forbear- 
ance ceases to be a virtue, if sueli is 
in order and accortling- to serii)ture 
and church discipline, 1 have not so 
understood the matter. 

I have had a name among the dear 
Old i'rimitivc liaptists fiw nearly forty 
live yeais and iiave traveled and 
j)reaeiH'd among them in diffei'ent sec- 
tions and have been acquainted with 
nuvny of our aged and wo-thy minis- 
ters who have passed away, a-d Ihn-y 
did not allow such things anion;;- them. 
And I and you, dear brother, a\ ill seon 
have to pass the gloomy vale, but have 
a hope that beyond all will be well 
with us. 

What I have Avritten coneerinng 
church order and discipline is in the 
best of feeling- towards all that it may 
stir up the pure minds of some to a 
proper consideration of the im])ortance 
of adhering to the scriptures on this 
as well as other subjects. 

The Apostle Paul says, "Know ye 
not that a little leaven leaveneth the 
whole lump?" 

So a little leaven of disorder 
in a church, if allowed to remain, will 
leaven the whole church. It is the duty 
of sister churches, which are aAvare of 
such things existing among other 
churches and who take no steps to cor- 
rect such disorders, to labor with them 
in love and try to prevail with them to 
set themselves in order, . 



lirother (Jold, if you see aiiything hi 
Avhat 1 have written that is nm ri-iit. 
according lo your good judgiie nl, e 
not publish but return this and wrilc 
me i)rivately ]-egarding the srd)ject. ! 
do iH)t ^vly\\ to say or do anything to 
give oiteiiNc lait to h\b(>r for peace and 
love among our deai- people, knowing 
1 must soon put o;i' this, "my earthly 
tabei-naele,'' as Hie apostle Peter savs. 
.May the herd bless us all. Pray for 
me, a ))ooi' ^ ilc siiiiu-r, 1 feel to be. 

^'oui-s, 1 hope, in bonds of love and 
gospel fellowship. 

J. E. ada:\is. 



COMMUNICATION. 

Dear Brother Gold: — By request I 
am sending, you for publication in the 
Landmark a letter from my cousin 
which was written a short time after T 
visited my father's last wdnter. The 
writer is not a member of the clurrch, 
but you can tell from her Avriting that 
she is a believer. 

J. C. DUNBAR. 

llockford, N. C. 

Dear Cousin Jessie : — It has been on 
my mind to write .vou ever since you 
were down here and although I have 
nothing to write that is interesting to 
you maybe it will ease my troubled 
mind. I wanted to talk with you while 
you were here but T could not think of 
anything to say. T listened to all you 
said but could not say a Avord myself. I 
enjoyed being with you more than -I 
can express and T have prayed to be 
with you Ba])tists, but I do not feel 
that such a poor gii-1 as I ought to bo 
Avith such good people who 1 believe 
to be the true )ieoi)le of Cod. I go 
Avith mother to church and when they 
sing a song at the close and begin 
shaking hands I think they arc the 
best people on earth, and how can T, 
such a vile sinner be with them. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



293 



You want to see me baiitizcd. Oli if 
I could only think I was iit to be bap- 
tized, but I am not. If ever though 1 
feel a change or think I am fit to have 
a home in glory with you -moiI iHM.plc, 
which I am afraid will iii \ < r lie. i w ill 
let you know and 1 \\aiit im 
sure and come to see me baptized. 

I dreamed not long ago tli-'.t oiii' 
family was in a house whieli A\as sur- 
rounded by water and the ^\a1el■ \',;is 
rising very rajndly. i \\eiit iiitn a 
dark room alone, and tiioiigiit (Ind 
came to me and said, "do not lie afraid 
you Avill be saved. Do you 111 ink tliat 
meant anything for me If 1 had been 
in a liglit renin and could have seen 
Him ])laine)' I voiild have had some 
hope. Bui tlie room was dark and T 
am in the dark too. 

I dreamed again that 1 \vas tra\cl- 
ing alone and came to a diteli a\ hicli 
was in sight of a beaxitiful mountain. 
The ditch "v^as about three feet wide 
and so deep I could not see the bottom. 
I turned and looked and I was between 
two ditches. I trembled, being fearful 
I Avould fall into them. T walked be- 
tween the ditches until 1 came to a 
very pretty place vhere everything 
was Avhite. I -went through this place 
and sat doAvn upon a bench under 
some trees. There were a few people 
there but none that I knew. 

One day I was home alone writing 
when I heard some one whistling the 
song : 

"When I aM'ake Avith the blest, in the 

mansion of rest. 
Will there be any stars in my crown?" 

And the words I have Avritten is a 
question to me. 

T hope you will come and see us 
again right soon so that I can hear you 
talk some more. 

I have written more than I thought 
I would and will stop by asking you to 



jiray for me that I may "be made worthy 
to l)c with .you good people soon. 
Your little unworthy cousin, 

OLA SCARCE. 

Axto;i. Va., \l. 1. 



<.()()!) TIDINGS. 

My Deni- Sistei' Fauectl Your U't- 
ter, i,, iii-in- the good tidings of I'.ro. 
Laiabeiirs iiiiprovnient, <-anie aiul we 
re.ioier \\ ii h all of \ .>u ill the thought 
ami hop,. II, at it is t'lu^ \\ ill of the Lord 
that he ^^■\\\ h • with us yet a little 
while. 

AVhat straiio-e beings we ai'C. We 
fully believe that when In- departs In' 
will lie with .lesus in His ghu-y and yet 
we want him to stay here witli us. 
Tiia1 is iiai lire ami a\ e lia\'e no more 
p.e' i'r to r' Ml .-(il ii 1 ha:i we have to 
make a world. Tlie Lord gave us 
those projieiisit les ami lie alone can 
take them a\\a\-. This lie does by 
sore confliet wiih the (Icsh. TJie Loi-d 
Himself 1.. allied ol,edi(m.'e by the 
thine , Ife .MlVei-e,!. ( )nly once He, or 
on one oerasioii (In! lie sa\- that He 
was fully leeom-ilrd io the l-'ather's 
will and that was in the eanh-n of 
Gcthsemane. Theiv lie ^anl, '•Not 
wliat 1 will but Avhat thmi ^\ilt." 

We are not to umlerstand by this 
that He was e\mr in opposition to the 
Father's will. He said that He came 
to do that will. He knew before He 
was manif '^t in the tiesh every pam 
and all the ■ ui'tVriiig of every kind 
which He h;:d to endure and He de- 
lighted to do the Avill of the Father. 
Tlierefore He Avas never of a mind to 
be in opposition to the Father's Avill. 
He was living our life, suffering our 
sorrows, emliiring our pain : and, in 
all, overcoming for us. His oliedience 
which He learned by siilTei'ing was 
ours by Him because He was suffering 
for us. All had become His by imj)!!- 
tation. Therefoi-e His overcoming all 



294 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



and yaiiiiiij; 'l,v virtui-y over every 
enemy, [)UiTiii^- ail luii'icr iii:; t't'et is 
imi)utf(' 1n us a,:d, l)y llini, it is all 
ours. 

For tills rausr wlici! vv-r arc sorely 
atHicicd and sliari»i\- tried llic suflVr- 
in-s of our Lord and His -lorious vie- 

aud wo aiv niven to l>o 'ir'oni-ilod to 
Jlis lioly ami ri;dit( ous ^- ill. (hdy in 
this way are we .'ver i-ee<rnelled to tlie 
will of ({od. 

Then ihr siriMi- ur-n is so ti^ii'litly 
hound. 111. : i^;nn so eruciiied, and 
pul oir, ,en ! i>erl:,liin<2' ; and the new 
man so I'eiu wed tliat it a]i|>eais as all- 
ot Inn- day. and v;e livinjj- in another 
sphere of existeiie-. AYe ean feel tlie 
pow(n-s of tin' new man wlio is created 
ill Christ Jcsns, and who is not only 
Avillin<i' to hut anxio;is to y)erfor-m p-ood 
works or to live unto (lod in his body 
and in liis s|)irit hecause all is of the 
Lord. 

We have not heard from Sister Rosa 
nor anythino- from Bi'other Lamheth 
only tlirona'li you and the T?eids^ ilh. 
"Review. AVe hone yon Avill let I's lie ir 
asrain for -we feel anxious ahout him. 

The Lord ahnndantly bless all of 
you and g'ive von rja-aee to bear up un- 
der every trial. 

Tour bi'other in hope, 

L. H. HARDY. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Dear Brother Cold -T have a mind 
to M'rite and tidl yon a ])art of my ex- 
perience. 

AYhen T v as made a Primitive Bap- 
tist T had he-.n a Free-Will Baptist for 
six years iii d T thoinrht T had found 
the true ehnrch. T did not like the 
Primitives then, in fact T had rather 
belonj; to any other chnr(di than that. 
T did not love their selfish wavs. But 
when Tie found me. what a poor sin- 
ner I felt I Avas and for three months 



before I was made by the power of 
God to love them 1 was in great 
trouble. I was in trouble at home and 
in so much trouble away from home 
that 1 wished i was l,ack home again. 

I f<'lt all the time that I was going 
to see greater trouble. I felt that both 
my husl)aiul and brother were going 
to be taken from me. 

Two years ago one Friday, jusf be- 
fore Clu'istmas T awoke one morning 
in great ti'ouble. After breakfast J 
began ironing. No one was with me 
exce])t my liahy. Aly troubles so over- 
powered ill" that I began to crv. and 
T asked the Lo.-d to tell me wlmt was 
the mattei' with me. A voice anrwered 
and said, "this death is for yoni- soul; 
you will never agin be satisfied mitil 
yon leave the cliur(d! you are in and 
!!0 to Red P>anks." 1 began to e-y and 
eried until my heart acdied. F>rother 
G. T. Dmni, a member at K'ed i; > i!<s, 
appeared before me as hapi>y a>; lie 
could be. I then tried to dry my tears 
and to (deir my mind. I decided not 
to teil any ( iie about this when a voice 
sp(dce to me ai d said, "you must tell 
it, you have to tell it." I then thought 
1 would take my baby and go and tell 
my husband 's mother who was a Prim- 
itive Baptist and lived near. But when 
I reached there it seemed like my heart 
was in my throat and I couldn't say 
anything. She said, what is the mat- 
ter wdth you, you look worse than I 
hav^e ever seen you. I think I told lier 
1 was sick and that was all I could 
say. Ill a little while I saAV my hus- 
band go home and in a little while I 
followed him. My husband asked me 
why T had not finished ironing and T 
told him also I was sick. He asked me 
in M-hat Avay was I sick and then 1' 
told him all the trouble and what 1 
had seen and heard and how I felt. He 
was so sui'iu'ised at first he couldn't 
say anything. After a while he said 
if he had been told this six months ago 



ZION'S LANDMAEK. 



295 



lie -would uot have believed it. 

Above all things I wanted to see and 
talk with the brethren and sisters at 
Red Banks. At nights 1 dreamed of 
them and the next day 1 would see 
much pleasure in my dreams. One night 
1 dreamed that as far as I could see 
was a beautiful salvation road, and one 
night while 1 was up wiiU my l)al)y 1 
saw lliis Ijeautiful saUatiou mad and 
the Saviour was in it coming towards 
me. 1 tln-n lemembered about the 
voice telling- nie I would never be sat- 
isbed until 1 went to Red IJanks a)id 
Oh how I longed to see preacliin',; liiiic 
come which was the secontl SiUurday 
in January. 1 felt that Avas tiie ap- 
pointed time for me to go before the 
chui'cli. 

JMy liiisl);iiid said he was satisfied for 
me tu iiir I'limitive Baptists if 

that was i]iy <\> sire but as 1 was so del- 
icate lif wanted me to wait until the 
weather turned warmer before being 
baptized. 1 told him I was bound to 
go and \\as not afraid it would hurt 
me. So after a few days he became 
willing. But the night before the day 
I was to oiler to the church it looked 
so much like rain that I prayed to the 
Lord to in some way tell me if it was 
the appointed time. 

The next morning was as fair and 
warm as a spring day. I went to 
church and after Elder (J. W. Stokes 
I'reaehed 1 ott'eivd. Was reeeived and 
baptized the sann' day. And this was 
wondrous love to me. I could praise 
God from whom all blessing flow. 
Your sister in hope, 

TOLLENA MANNING. 
Greenville, N. C. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Dear Brethren and Sisters: — For 
some time T have felt impressed to 
write a few lines to the Primitive Bap- 
tists in my -weak and feeble way. I 



have not the gift to express my 
thoughts and feelings as some of the 
brethren and sisters, but deep down in 
my heart I feel thankful for the many 
blessings and precious gifts that have 
been bestowed upon me as an unwor- 
thy creature. 

When i Icok back over my past life 
I feel that 1 have received many good 
rich blessings and precious gifts unde-. 
served. I some times think that there 
is no one that feels so unworthy as I. 
Again I am made to rejoice and feel 
like I'm almost in the perescnce of God. 
IIow sweet it is to feel in the presence 
of God, the giver of every good gift 
and every perfect gift, i have had a 
desire to live right and walk in that 
straight and narrow way that leads to 
a glorious world beyond this vail of 
tears. But like Paul, 1 know that in 
me, that is in my flesh dwells no good 
thing; for to will is present with me, 
but how to perform that which is good 
I find not. I live in doidjts and fears 
so much of my time that niy little iiope 
almost fades away, i will try to tell 
what I hope is my ex|)ei ienee. I l)e- 
came troubled aljout hile(-n years a-'o. 
I began to tliuik abont (l\'iM'r. ! N>o;ild 
go 1.1 |.ivae|,i)|e. a!!(l I TV to eii.i;)y iiiy- 
seif. My peor heart I',:) lik- it w,,;ii(l 
bi-e.al<. ainl 1 w.ndd ti'N io prav with 
all my so,,!. .My .ins womM come up 
before lue. Oii sue!; ;la,rk elou.ls. I 
felt justly eon.!eiiine,l ,n the presenre 
of (;oil. I f It to he the eliiei' of sin- 

ncvH. 1 wi'iit in thai dark ami ] -ly 

way, not a ray of li-ht e liJ | see. aii 
T coidd do or say would l>e, ■■ hiu'd, 
have nnu'ey upon lue a |!oor ^imier." 

One nieie aflei' I reti-, «l ! was Irv- 
ing to pray to the ,!,.ai' |,,u'(l to ludp 
me, for 1 liid don- -li 1 .ouid. 
When Jesus smiled on soul I i-aised 
up in bed an.d said, "Praise the Loi-d." 
For a long time every tiling seemed to 
l)raise God. The stars in tlie heavens 
seemed to be praising him. I began 



296 



ZION'S LANDMABK. 



telliug tlie people \vliat 1 liope the 
Lord had dene lor me. iiiey toiU me 
to join the ehureli. ii seemed Lu me 
that tliere \\ as no io\e among i!,em. i 
loved the i'l-mutive liapt^sLS. ! i.el. se 
they aie right, i leu nke i w < ;.u .1 
home wuh iliem. i jonieti tin- ..im- 
itive ehureii last l)eeemi)er a \e;.;- ag--. 
i was bapli/.ed l.y JMdei J. 1^. i'anu.-,-. 
i have never legrctied liie da.N i .i-mI- 
ed. 1 jusl had sneh hi iglii \ :'.e i\rr.. 
that i Avould be glad and I'l: . ni, .i- 
ed my thoughts tu h.^veii <!ii.l .ii. t.-i 
glory. Also to <Jed tin' Aul io.- 1 
tinis-her of our faith. And unec ig i i 
i forget earthly things. 

If this is an experieiiee of Uraee i 
have one, and if not Oh do pray for 
me. 

Vour little umvorlhy sister in a 
sweet hope of heaven. 

WILLIE PAKKIMI. 

Angier, N. C. 



COMMUNICATION. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — As this serijiture 
has l)een on my mind for several da\'s, 
i will now try, tlie Lord permitting, to 
give the views 1o some e.xlent at Iea,s1, 
that 1 liave eoiic.Tiiing il, Snl. S-:;-'. 
2nd eliajtle ' aiul s. isc, "Take ir, 

the foxes, the liiile Icacs ihat sMoil the 
vines, fo;- our \ i.i-s have ti .de,- 
gra])es.-' Kead Wir W \in\r .-haiile-. for 
to my mind il is the lirid, grooiw ( 'A ixt, 
addressing His luide, telling v;!in sin- 
is, wheiv she is, and what sh<' slioudd 
do; shoving her heautiinl siiuation, in 
obedieiiee and in (Tis(,be,li( i-, c, admon- 
ishing her to " A ris( liiy fair one, eome 
away, &e." 

Oh 1 my dove th.at arl in i he ( lil'i (d' 
the I'oek, in the seerd place of the 
stairs, let me si-e thy eouni inninc:-, let 
me hear thy voiee : for sweet is Ihy 
voice, and thy eounlenanee is eomely 



Safe in covenant, security thou art. i 
have begotten thee saith the bride- 
groom, but now, let me hear tliy voice, 
arise come fortii, let me see thy coun- 
tenance. The foxes have and are spoil- 
ing the vines, i'ut them out from 
among you. Use the ihseipiine of tUe 
eliureli, as Jaid down m the Word of 
Cod. The most lion hearted of the 
ehildreii of dod can be tamed, but all 
who know llie disposition of a ciuining 
fox, know til at they can't be tamed. 
The fox eometh but for to destroy. 
Love, true love, tiu' love of (iod shell 
abroad in a ])oor smner's heart, surely 
will tame the liesh. Lov.- n.'ver has 
meant evil to iis iieighi)ai'; pure 
love is mild, not wdd. i e iieard it 
said so many times, ' lue liesh is no: 
changed, no it is noL,' nut \slien (iod 
sets up His kingdom ni tnc lieari, m,, 
experience is, tliat the liesh is eiiainea 
by the power of pra\ e.-, lor lie laives 
away the stony Uean and gives 
children the' spirit of |):-,,yci' wliicii js 
the spirit of Christ. ■ -i liic 

children of Cod arc i. 
tures on account of . • , 

prevalent in the churcu oi (.o,i. i{,u 
are in the ciifts of the rock. '. wliat 
a, jagged, tlu.rny jihicc, out you arc 
safe. I>e i)atient, f(»r our C(;d will 
come, lie -will not tarry, and then wliat 
will become of the foxes.' What be- 
came of those who were the cause of 
l>ani(d being i)ut in the den of lions'^ 
Oh! tlie tender grapes tliat help us to 
jiut out offenders, to build up the walls 
of /'ion, that if in aeeordanee with His 
holy and righteous will, we may yet 
again liave ]ieaee aiul itrnsjierity in 
Zion. 

Arise my fair one, eome away from 
all that is unholy, unclean and abom- 
inahle in Cod's holy sight, and Cod 
even our (!od shall Itlcss us. 

Submilted in love 1 hope, 

BETTIE Z. W^IHTLEY. 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



297 



Dear Brother Gold : — I have written 
this because I could tind no rest until 
I did. I do truly hope it was dictated 
by the spirit, and if so I know it Avill 
accomplish the purpose for which it 
is written, however do with it as it 
pleases you. 

Your sister I hope, , 

BETTIE Z. WHITLEY. 
Washington, N. C, 601 East M. St. 



ELDER C. C. BROWN. 

Dear Brother Gold:--The Lord Avill- 
ing I expect to go to Missouri to visit 
my father and mother on July 1, and 
Elder C. C. Brown has agreed to fill 
my appointments as follows: 

Morehead City — Thursday night be- 
fore 3rd Simday in July. 

Cedar Island — 3rd Saturday and 
Sunday. 

Portsmouth — Monday night. 

North River — ^Wed. and Thursday. 

Marshallburg — 4th Saturday and 
Sunday. 

Will some of the brethren meet him 
at Morehead City Thursday morning, 
and at Lupton on Friday evening, at 
Marshallburg on Tuesday evening af- 
ter 3rd Sunday. He can stop for din- 
ner at 'Sister Royales. 

Affectionately, 
E. E. LIJNDY. 



FOR INFORMATION. 

For mforaation and for r«f«r«ns« 
w» wovld b« pleiised to h»T« a Mlnte 
o.* •rtTj Primitive Baptiit Ajno«i«tioB 
in Amvriea and will thank the Clerks 
•f the TarioTU Assoeiationi to forward 
Ml* to mo at their earliMt pQMiU« 
ovBTOBieaee. 

P. D. «. 

WilsOTb, N. €. 



SeMd us your printing. We do any kind 
of work. P. D, GOUD PUB. CO. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"B«moye not the anciemt landmark 
which thy fathers have net." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. XLIX. NUMBER 13. 



Entered at the pcstoffiee at Wilson a» 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, MAY 15, 1916. 



EDITORIAL. 

PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIV- 
ING SACRIFICE. 

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, 
by the mercies of God, that ye present 
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, ac- 
ceptable unto God, which is your reas- 
onable service." Rom. 12:1. 

1st. There is no theory or system 
of religion that makes as great claims 
or calls for full, unreserved and 
complete service of all we are and 
have as does the mercy of our God. 
This call em.braces the entire service 
of soul, spirit and body, the entire 
life. Ye are not your omti, ye are 
bought with a price, therefore glorify 
God in your body and spirit which are 
his. 

2. The reasons for this demand are 
the highest and greatest known. Be- 
cause no one has done for us what the 
Lord has done. He gave himself for 
us, and then shall he not in giving us 
himself also freely give us all things? 

Under the law dispensation there is 



298 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



a righteous tk-iiiaiul that we sliould 
love- the Lord with <Mir n. mind, 
soul aiul st-eii-tii, ai,;! oiir n-i-hbor as 
ourhelf. But in th.- ynsprl tiic motives 
and reasons arr so nnich liiyher aiid 
more eft'eetive. For Paul says, 1 be- 
s-eeh you therrfoi'e l.ivthrcn by the 
mciTics of (iod, not l)y tvrvi^r, hwi by 
tlic unspcakalilc m<M-< irs of {iod.tliat 
ye present your bodit's a liviii-i' sacri- 
1iee. Under the law that was yiven by 
Moses which could not g'ive eternal 
life, the sacrifices were such as lambs, 
bullocks and material offerings, that 
could never atone for sin, nor make 
the comer thereunto or tliereby per- 
fect. These sacrifices were slain or 
without life were dead ; but in the gos- 
pel our bodies living must be ])resent- 
ed. Nor were or are tiiey to be dead, 
but living, willing, cheerful, for it is 
to be a willing service. We are to 
present our bodies clean, sol)er, hum- 
ble, not drunken, not stinking lust or 
filth of uncleanness. 

How good is it for one to keep his 
body clean and presentable. I was 
glad when they said let us go to the 
house of the Lord together. Gladness 
and thanksgiving should mark the 
conduct of the worshippers of God. 
We should rejoice in the Lord 

This is a reasonable service. What 
hath not God wrought for us, and in 
us? We should come with thanksgiv- 
ing and praise unto him. A living 
sacrifice — not dead, unwilling service 
— should be felt. It should be a Avill- 
ing, loving heart-service unto the Lord, 
and not to be seen of men. 

We should keep our bodies under. 
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing 
for railing, but contrariwise blessing. 
For he that will love life and see good 
days, let him refrain his tongue from 
evil, and his lips that he speak no 
guile. Let him eschew evil, and do 
good, let him seek peace, and ensue it. 
Be ye kindly affectionate one to anoth- 



er Avith brotherly love. Rejoicing in 
hope, patient in tribulation, continu- 
ing instant in prayer. 

Li evil days Avhen war is in the ele- 
ments, and men's passions are evil, 
stormy times and boisterous are every 
wheve is a time for the brethren to 
watch unto prayer, to let patience 
have perfect work, endure with much 
long suffering. ]\Iake manifest that 
Ave have been Avith Jesus and have 
learned of him. 

The rewards of obedient living to 
the Lord, the ansAver of a good con- 
science toAvard God, through the faith 
of Christ, Avhereby we overcome the 
Avorld is soAving to the Spirit, and of 
the Spirit reaping life everlasting. Let 
us ahvays abound in the work and la- 
bor of the Lord, knoAving that our la- 
bor is not in vain in the Lord. 

P. D. G. 



THE LORD RULES. 

In dry Aveather Ave desire rain and 
say Ave hope and look for rain AA'hen 
the moon changes, and Ave attempt to 
prognosticate rain from the location 
and the appearance of the moon. The 
JcAv seeks after signs, and the Greek 
seeks after Avisdom. Every one looks 
to his quarter: but AA'ho looks to the 
God of heaven and earth? This man 
Avould say in his dav, or while living, 
all signs of rain fail in dry Aveather, 
and all signs of clearing aAvay fail in 
Avet Aveather. But the man of faith 
hath something better than such signs. 
Whom should Ave look to for help? For 
Ave need help. We need rain to cause 
the earth to yield her increase or 
strength. The snoAV and the ""ain come 
doAvn from heaven — not from the 
moon. "Every good gift and every 
perfect gift is from above, and Com- 
eth doAA'n from the Father of lights, 
AAdth AA'hom is no variableness, neither 
shadow of turning," James 1:17. Good 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



299 



gifts include rain and fruitful seasons 
that cause the earth to yield her 
strength in fruits that sustain and 
nourish human life, fcediug thf natur- 
al man. The perfect gifts which are 
spiritual also come from above and 
feed the spiritual man. Tlie heather 
quickens whom he will and also tiie 
Son, but no man quickens the dead. 
Nor does the preacher of the g(jspel 
quicken the dead. We liave this treas- 
ure in earthen vessels but the jjower 
thereof is of God. 

Why should we not tlien pray to 
God for what things we have need of. 
The Lord sends his rain on the just 
and the unjust. But wi- a i f in ask iu 
faith and in submission to w ill, Ircl- 

ing that he knows -wiiat we n I. 1!.' 

is good and his a\ ork is j)( i fcct . lie 
is long-suffering to us-wai'il. IL' is 
just and nK-rriful. But he will hi-ing 
every Avork into jmlLiini'nt whctlirr it 
be good or rvil. i''(ir rxcvy idle wnnl 
that men speak they shall give ac- 
count. What manner oi persons then 
ought we to be in all holy conversa- 
tion. 

The fruit of the Sjiiiit is love, joy, 
peace, long suffering, uvut h i h sn. -good- 
ness, faith, meekness, liMuin iancc Be 
not deceived, God is not mocked: for 
whatsoever a man soweth that shall 
he also reap. For he that soweth to 
his flesh shall of the flesh reap cor- 
ruption, but he that soweth to the 
Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life eve- 
lasting. 

We see in nature that a man reaps 
of that which he sows. If we sow 
wheat we expect to reap Avheat. We 
have jiidgment and sense enough to 
know that, then it is not equally true 
that what we sow we shall in our do- 
ing or manner of living reap according 
to our sowing. A man that is dishon- 
est in his dealings with others shall 
receive according as his sowing is. 
How shall 1 expect to receive mercy 



where I have shown no mercy to 
others .' liow shall i expect to receive 
fair dealing from otlier.s when 1 have 
not ck'alt tairly towards oliiers, or 
With others, liuw shall i look for 
merciful, pleasant (.lealing from otiiers 
when 1 have not shown it to others. As 
ye would tiiat men should tlo to you 
do ye also to them, ll yuu love man 
who is ill tilt! image of his maker, and 
deal toward him in that spirit and 
manner aiul yuu receive uf liim in the 
same manner your dealings are pleas- 
ant and cor.lial. 

Jf you lo\c another it is a pleasant 
thm- for V'li I" ^h"\v him kindness. 
When and while niie is passin- tlie 
time ,,f 111,., sojourn nn eiirtli in sei'vice 
to the Lor.l \,y ,loiim what his word 
eonimainls i;e receives the answer of >. 
good c(,nsri,nce toward (lod, and his 
eondnel is approved hy his hrethreii, 

then he Is I nt eollde, lined ill his OWU 

Is It nut ._nod ii\ 111- for a lirotlier to 

so act as til lia\e :i eolisc li'liei' Void of 

offence toward <iod and man. Sup- 
pose I so aet as to wron- iii\ hrother, 
and cause a disi nrhanee and distress 
among my hretliren, how can 1 havt- 
peace of mind .' If I demand that my 
will shall l»e done, and bear doAvn on 
the feelings of my brethren, and op- 
press them : if I am self-willed and de- 
mand mor ' of my brethren than 1 al- 
low to tliem; if 1 am a jieace breaker, 
how shall I rea]) a harvest of the ])eace- 
able fruit of righteousness? 

Love worketh no ill or harm to his 
neighbor. If 1 say be ye warmed and 
be ye filled, but instead of having that 
charity that covers a multitude of 
faults I have that spirit of lust, of 
malice, of falseliood, of failing to do 
what I have pi'oiuised, and am trans- 
gressing (IdTs law by violating his 
commands, and am a fornicator, a liar, 
a false swearer, a covetous person, an 
oppressor of the poor, or a transgress- 



300 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



or in any way of the law of the Lord, 
how can i rvnp Ihu pk-asaut fruit ol 
the spirit uHvl- mk-Ii evil .suwiiig'- 

Men walk aiiur llie iiesii and die, 
and call it pcrsecutiun, tiiey are re- 
ceiving, when it IS the reward of tlicir 
own miscoiiduet. They have a feigned 
humility, and talk about abhorring 
themselves, when some lust of the liesii 
rules them, and sowing to the tiesh 
they are of the tlesh reaping corrup- 
tion. If one has some infectious tlis- 
ease, such as leprosy, and goes among 
his brethren with the plague on liim, 
and causes his loathsome disease to 
spread, when he should be shut in un- 
til the plague be stayed, so that when 
he goes abroad it will not spread the 
infection and cause others to be ex- 
posed, then he shows that he loves his 
brethren, and will not spread the dis- 
ease. Love worketh no ill to Ins 
neighbor. Tiie fruit of peace is sown 
peace of them that make peace. 

The peace makers are a wonderful 
blessing in the church of God, and 
among their neighbors; Avhile such as 
are sowing tlie seed of strife and dis- 
cord by evil words or evil deeds are 
such as the Lord hates and such as 
none of the excellent of the earth love 
and bless. Blessed is the peace maker. 
Close to him in good living is the 
brother that never does wrong to 
break the peace of the neighborhood 
or church of God. 

P. D. G. 



ASKS MY VIEWS. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Sir; — I wish to ask your views 
on Matthew T):!!, 12. Do you think 
that when Ave are i)erseeutcd and false- 
ly accused liere on earth, that it is 
for Christ's sake, or is it for the sake 
of the evil tempter n-hi) is ever ready 
to lure us from A\lia.t we would wish 
to be. 



If I could feel that false accusations 
of this earth were for Christ's sake, 1 
think 1 could lay down my burden of 
sorrow and rejoice to know that God 
knows that hero I have been falsely 
accused. 

1 would also be thankful for the 
views of any and all of God's people, 
on that portion of scripture, who may 
be so kind as to give them, ^ either 
flirougli till' Landmark or in a personal 
letter. 

Sincerely, 
ARCHA T. LONG. 

Hobgood, N. C. 

REjMAKKS :-^The scripture my 
friend refers to reads, "Blessed are 
they which are i)ersecuted for right- 
eousness' sake: for their 's is the king- 
dom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when 
men shall revile you, and persecute 
you, and say all manner of evil against 
you falsely, for my sake." 

Whatsoever we do, whether in word 
or deed do all in the name of the Lord 
Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 
The rule that Jesus gives is perfect. 
Avhatsoever ye would that men should 
do to you, do ye even so to them. If 
thkt is the rule of conduct, and Ave 
honestly and earnestly aim to live in 
that way, so that the life we noAv live 
in the flesh, which is not of the flesh,) 
is by the faith of the Son of God, then 
if we suffer it Avill be for righteous- 
ness' sake, and blessed are we when 
men revile us and persecute us. We 
are blest because what they say against 
us is not the truth, but it is false. If 
we sin, do w^rong, walk after the flesh, 
and suffer for it, Ave cannot be happy, 
because it is Avhat Ave deserve. • The 
bitter things our persecutors say 
against us must be false, and if Ave 
are innocent of the charges, and bear 
it Avith meekness, returning good for 
evil, not reviling Avhen we are reviled, 
but blessing them that speak evil of 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



301 



us falsely for Christ's sake, then are 
we blest. If we suffer justly because 
we are guilty that is not persecution 
for Christ's sake. It is what we de- 
serve. The characters that Jesus de- 
clares are blessed are God's humble 
poor, who are dead to the law by the 
body of Christ, and alive uuto God 
through Jesus Christ, and the life 
which they now live in the flesh they 
live by the faith of the Son of God, 
who gave liim.self for them. All things 
work together for good to them that 
love God, to them are the called ac- 
cording to his purpose. 

P. D. G. 



WHAT SH()['I;D BE THE CONDUCT 
OF THE PREACHER? 

Jesus said to the disciples Avhom he 
sent to preacli, "Behold, I send you 
forth as sheej) in the midst of wolves : 
be ye therefore as wise as serpents, 
and harmless as doves," Matt. 10:16, 
and Luke 10:3. "Behold I send you 
forth as lambs among wolves." 

The gospel preacher's weapons are 
not carnal. He does not carry sword, 
or pistol, or cannon. He is not thus 
armed. He is to put on an armor, but 
it is not forged in factories of this 
sort. The people that receive him 
and his preaching beat their swords 
into plow sliai-es, and tlioir s|ic;iis in- 
to pruning hooks. Thi'sc nations s^-all 
learn war no more. Thm is tliis .state 
of things in sight on this earth? The 
end of the world is not yet. 

When we remind these modern 
preachers of the present state of 
things, the perilous times, men waxing 
worse and worse, and remind them 
I that the scriptures fore^\;n-ii ns of tliis, 
i and that men shall heap to tlie))is.'lves 
I teachers, having itching ears, eoni- 
i passing sea and land to make prose- 
lytes, and the more they make the 
worse society is, more money-loving. 



more cruel one toward another, having 
a form of godliness, but denying the 
power thereof, it seems they count us 
enemies because we tell them the 
truth. 

How helpless is a sheep, or a lamb 
among wolves / He has no natural 
weapons of defense. He is to pray for 
his enemies, to return good for evil, to 
bless them that curse him. What nat- 
ural man could desire to be a gospel 
preacher? Yet if a man is a lover of 
the truth he glories in the gospel of 
Christ, which is the wisdom and power 
of God unto salvation to every one 
that believeth. 

The strength of the Lord's servant 
is to put on the whole armor of God: 
be wise as a serpent, and harmless as 
doves. Since he is among enemies he 
should be wise as serpents. What is 
the wisdom of the serpent? His eye 
eight is keen, his hearing is quick, his 
motions are rapid and noiseless. He 
does not much expose himself. He 
knows that mankind are his enemies, 
it seems. The gospel preacher knows 
that what he preaches is not accept- 
able, but offensive, to the natural man, 
and he knows if he exposes himself he 
will be attacked. He must not use the 
bite or poison of the serpent, but only 
the wisdom of the serpent in keeping 
out of danger from his enemies. Let 
not your good be evil spoken of. What 
yon ])reaeh to others practice your- 
self. You preaeli to others to be 
truthful,. forlicaT'inu', forgiving, be 
witliout (1f(-fi1, l.'t yoni- own conduct 
be that way, .your yea be yea, your 
nay, nay. 

Do nothing that an enemy can just- 
ly ^rt hold of to hai-m you. 

Tlic w isdom of the serpent and the 
iun iiil. ssness of the dove are good, be- 
cause the wisdom of the ser])ent does 
not wrong any one. It is ])urely de- 
fensive, and works no ill or wrong to 
any one ; while the harmlessness of the 



302 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



dove hurts no one, but sets a good ex- 
ample. 

Keep thyself pure. An elder must 
have a good report of them that are 
without. He is to study to show him- 
self approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed, right- 
ly dividing the word of truth. ;Sup- 
pose in expounding the word he 
should preaeli in tliis way, that Martha 
represents a gospel preaeher emnbered 
about much serving, troubled about 
many things, and Alary represents a 
member that just sits down and hears, 
and has no concern whether the 
preaeher is enabled to preach, and 
says if the Lord has called him he Avill 
preach, and 1 need nor have any con- 
cern, have 1:0 desire that the word of 
God slioiiM nut and have course and 
grow or \u' -loi-ifii'il, niid have no con- 
cern w liftlii r till' ])rt'acher receives of 
the I'iinial things that tlie brethren 
])osscss, just says be ye warmed and 
tilh'd, bill nivcs nothing to warm or 
till hiiu, or ininist(M- to him; and in ex- 
])oun(ling the woi'd of truth lu' takes 
the woman as a tyjx' of a gos])el 
l)reacher, wlieii there is no example in 
the bible of a woman ever being called 
to preach or teacli, for Paul says, 
"But I suffer not a woman to teach, 
nor to usurp authority over the man, 
but to be in silence." Would it ap- 
pear that this preacher is studying 
the true meaning of scripture. ]f the 
type is observed properly and is in. 
harmony with the word of God, then 
the preacher is skillful in the use and 
ai)plication of it. If we preach ac- 
cording to the oracles of God then we 
are faithful, rightly dividing the word 
of truth. 

P. D. G. 



THE PORTION OF ISRAEL. 
"The portion of Jacob is not like 



them : for he is the former of all 
things ; and Israel is the rod of his in- 
heritance : the Lord of hosts is his 
name." Jer. 10:l(j. There is no book 
like the bible in condemning false- 
hoods, lies, errors, sin, and wickedness. 
It has no shams. It never tolerates 
idols. It slates things as they are. It 
uses no flatteries. It lets you know 
where it is. What it approves. What 
it condemns. It tells you where you 
are, and what you are. It flatters nu 
man. It holds out no false, hopes to 
man. 

One reason it is Jiot more loved than 
it is, and is not more followed, is it 
never Hatters vain man. Like Ahab 
said of .Mieaial, "I Inite iiiiii; for he 
doth not propli _'sy good concerning 
me, but evil." 1st Kings 22:8. The 
trouble was that Ahab was a wicked 
king, and the prophet of the Lord con- 
demned Ah;d)"s wi(dved conduct. What 
matters il if ones \v()i'ds condemns you, 
if you aiv I'ight ,' Wiiat good will 
flattering, deceitful words ludp you, if 
you are wrong.' Wlien one is nunle 
riglifeous he loves every word of 
truth, and liafes all liars and lies. The 
Bil)le ex])o,ses and condemns all false 
religion, and every false system. There 
are many more false systems than 
there are true ones. Broad is the road 
that leads to death, and many go in 
thereat. While strait is the gate, and 
narrow is the way that leads to life, 
and few there be that find it. 

The man that sees that he is a liar 
himself, and hates lies, and vain 
thoughts, and vain imaginations in 
himself, will love, does love the bible. 
In that man there are two manner of 
people. As the Lord said unto Rebek- 
ah, "Two nations are in thy womb, 
and two jnanner of people shall be sep- 
arated from the bowels: and the one 
people shall be stronger than the other 
people; and the elder shall serve the 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



303 



younger," Gen. 25:23. Tavo nations of 
people are 1 erL' set forth. The Lord's 
portion is liis people, Jacob is the lot 
of his inheritance. The God of Israel 
is one God. But there are many false 
gods worshipped by idolaters. In this 
chapter (Jer. the 10th chap.) "Hear 
the -word which the Lord speaketh un- 
to 3'ou, O house of Israel. Thus saith 
the Lord, Learn not the way of the 
Heathen, and be not dismayed at the 
signs of heaven; for the heathen are 
dismayed at them. For the custom of 
the people are vain : But the Lord is 
the true God, He is the living God, and 
an everlasting King. He hath made 
the eai'th by his power, he hath estab- 
lished the world by his wisdom, and 
hath stretched out the heavens by his 
discretion." The portion of Jacob is 
not like there false gods : for he is the 
former of all things : and Israel is the 
rod of his inheritance. The Lord of 
hosts is his name. Eed means strength. 
When Moses stretched the rod he held 
over the idols of Egypt, or over any 
thing the Egyptians worshipped, the 
things the Egyptians served or loved, 
or feared, or worshipped, Avere proven 
to be of no power against the God of 
heaven. The rod or strength of Israel 
will not die. 

Does it not seem that we would take 
; pleasure in the God that cannot lie, in 
the God that cannot do wrong, in the 
1 God that does all his pleasure. In him 
I there are pleasures forevermore. 
I Now why is it that we do not love 
I men that tell us of our faults, and 
count them as enemies that condemn 
I us, but we love the T^ord God of heaven 
! and earth A\ho cnndcmns us, and every 
1 word of the Bible his books sets forth 
I that there is none that doeth good, no 
I not one. There is none righteous, no 
I not one. 

; "Wlien Christ is formed in us the 
j hope of glory then we love the truth. 
We know the truth condemns us, yet 



we love the truth. Those born of God 
love God, and they say, Let God be 
time, and every man a liar. Let the 
righteous smite me. It shall be an 
excellent oil. How healing it is. We 
love God because He first loved us. 
How blessed are all they that trijst in 
him, and have no other God but the 
Lord. If we love God we hate our- 
selves. If we love the truth as it is 
in Jesus, as witnessed by the bible tlien 
we are born of incorruptible seed tliat 
lives and abides forever. 

P. D. G. 



IS THERE NOTHING NEW? 

Is there nothing new? Eccl. 1:9-10. 
The wisdom of Solomon sought to see 
if there is any thing new under the 
sun. His investigation drew the con- 
clusion that there is nothing new un- 
der the sun. If God made every thing 
that is made in six days then there is 
nothing new under the sun. Things 
may be new to us, for our knowledge 
is partial. We cannot see the fulness, 
the entirety, of any thing. For noth- 
ing of .what truly belongs to or is em- 
braced in the scope of its meaning, 
and that is entertained in the knoAvl- 
edge of the speaker or writer. If the 
Avriter's knowledge is such that it 
comprehends every unit or individual 
of that word, all its meaning, then the 
boundary or limit to that all is set and 
fixed; and thus far shall it go and no 
further. 

What was the subject Solomon was 
considering? Things of this life, 
things under the sun, whatever was 
made within the six days of creation. 
]\ran cannot make or create any thing 
that God made or created. It was all 
made in the beginning, or in the six 
days. He instances some things. One 
is the wind. It hath its circuit. Wliat 
seems as changeable as the Avind? Yet 
it has its bound, and its way or cir- 



304 



ZION'S LANDMARK. 



cuit, and cannot turn from it. The 
way of the lightning of the thmidcr. 
What seems to be less under a master 
than the lightning Yet avIio made 
the lightning of the thunder? ^Yho 
can suspend or change a law that God 
has impressed on his Avorks. For in- 
stance* it is the nature of lire to l)urn ; 
yet God quenched the violence of lire 
so that it could not ])urn any one of 
the three HebrcAvs tliat Nebuehadnez- 
zur had commanded to be heated one 
seven times hotter than usual. That 
was a miracle. Nor could any Init the 
God of heaven deliver after this man- 
ner. He that made and impressed 
these laws of nature on or in his works 
of creation, or that he made has power 
to change tl'em as he pleases. For in- 
stance the Lord caused iron to swim. 
Behold old things are passed away, 
and all things are become new. A 
light above the brightness of the sun 
at midday shone on Saul, Acts 26 :13. 
This was a new thing. It shows the 
glorious poAver of God. It turned the 
course of Saul's life. At once he 
preached that Jesus is the Christ. This 
is the manifestation of a ncAV life, a 
life that never dies, that never ends, a 
wonder. This is the Lord's Avork, and 
it is marvelous in our eyes, and in our 
understanding. A scribe instructed in 
the kingdom of heaven brings out 
things ncAv and old. They are neAv in 
the wonderful brightness of them. 
They are old in the sense that they 
were of old. It is from ancient times. 
Grace Avas given to the vessels of 
mercy afore prepared unto glory be- 
fore the Avorld was. The gospel 
preacher brings this forth. 

The bringing of Jesus into the Avorld 
as the child born unto us, the Son giv- 
en, Avhose name is Wonderful, Coun- 
sellor, the liTighty God, the everlasting 
Father, the Prince of Peace. The Lord 
gives that sign. Behold a virgin shall 
Ibring forth a Son, and thou shalt call 



his name Jtsus; for he shall save his 
people from their sins. 

Then this is ever new, and is the 
Lord's Avork. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries. 



RESOLUTIONS 

AVhereas, since our last meetbag 
death has again visited our church and 
taken from our midst our beloved sis- 
ter, Mrs. R. P. Somers. 

Therefore be it resolved, by the 
Primitive Baptist church at Reidsville, 
N. C, that Avhile Ave sadly feel ouv loss, 
Ave boAV in humble submission to the 
Avill of Him Avho is too Avise to err and 
Avho "Avorketh all things after tke 
council of His OAvn Avill." 

Resolved further: That our clerk 
place a copy of these resolutions in our 
church book and that a copy be sent 
to the family Avith the sympathies of 
t!ie church in this sad hour of their be- 
reaA-ement. 

Adopted by the church in confer- 
ence at their April meeting in 1916. 

ELDER C. F. DENNY, 

Moderator. 

E. R. HARRIS, Church Clerk. : 



MRS. MAHALA HIGHSMITH. 

My mother, Mrs. Mahala Highsmith 
Avas born March 5, 1845, and died Get. 
5, 1915, near Robersonville, N. C. 

She Avas married to J. H. Highsmith 
Oct. 5, 1865. The Lord "blessed ttem 
with ten children, of whom seven sur- 
vive her, as follows: W. B. High- 
smith, J. 0. H., Z. F. H., and J. M. H., 
Mrs. J. W. Madry, Mrs. Leonard Tay- 
lor, and Mrp. Marcellus Pope 

About the year 1873 she joined the 



ZTON'S LANDMARK. 



305 



Primitive Baptist church at Flat 
Swamp. She had a beautiful exper- 
ence, loved her church and was a 
faithful member until the last. 

She was devoted to her children, vis- 
ited them frequently — was always 
ready to visit the sick, comfort the be- 
reaved, and ready to assis